John is a Veteran who, after separating from a previous employer, utilized several CareerForce Services throughout his job search. He visited the CareerForce Career Lab daily and utilized Veteran Services, the Dislocated Worker Program, and Job Service interviewing assistance. Through John's hard work, and utilization of numerous CareerForce Services, he landed a job he really wanted. John now works for a CareerForce partner agency as an Employment Case Manager with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V). He now assists and serves Veterans and works out of the same building where he had spent countless hours searching for work at the St. Cloud CareerForce location.
" I appreciate the opportunity to properly thank you all that have helped me; in turn, enabling me to 'give back' to all Veterans through my employment here."
Here’s how John described the assistance he received in finding great employment, in his own words:
"I found that in my employment search efforts, the foundation building blocks were centered around networking and resourcing; two integral aspects that I was able to accentuate through CareerForce Veterans Employment Services (Anthony Poff) and the CareerForce computer lab. (Dylan Lindgren and Karen Hennen). The guidance efforts in and through these individuals was nothing short of sheer awesome. I was able to access the then unknown programs; 'avenues of pursuit' such as Career Solutions (Kim Randall) which further provided me with perspective and invaluable feedback through the learning of myself from within. I enquired and was granted access for a mock interview (with Brittany Tschida of CareerForce Job Service) who proffered candid advice that I found to be an imperative, to be frank. I consider these three main component programs a 'trifecta' under one roof, an attribute of considerable proportion."
In closing, John shared:"You folks rock!"