Robert: "Reaching out to Sam was the best decision I made for my job search"

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Robert sent in a truly inspiring story about how CareerForce helped him. Here is Robert's CareerForce Success Story, in his own words:

"I was looking for innovative ways to expand my job search beyond the obnoxious job boards. A friend recommended getting on LinkedIn. Knowing very little about LinkedIn, I attended Creative Job Search: Internet and Social Media (LinkedIn) virtual workshop offered through CareerForce. That is where I met Samuel Kuehl, the facilitator, who immediately increased my interest level in online networking. At the end of the class, he offered assistance to anyone who would like personalized tips in making online job search / networking (LinkedIn) less daunting. I took up his offer and reached out to him. Sam was my first connection on LinkedIn, he assisted me virtually in completing my account and demonstrated how to maximize my online job search efforts. After two months and multiple virtual sessions, I have well over 350 connections, multiple tailored resumes (with Sam's assistance), and actively receiving job offers. I never knew that virtual networking was a fun way to engage and stay connected with industry leaders.

"Let me tell you, reaching out to Sam was the best decision I made for my job search. I found that his support, guidance, and expertise changed my attitude and success in the job search adventure. He assessed my current strategy of mass applying for jobs and taught me that a little effort to tailoring each resume to match the position can have a positive outcome, which in turn, landed me a new career.

"I want to thank CareerForce for offering virtual workshops with helpful staff who are engaging, supportive, energetic, and approachable. Even though I live in the Twin Cities, connecting with Sam (Alexandria) has been the major turning point in my success in securing employment. I am sincerely grateful to have Sam support me through this journey. I could not have done it without him. Thanks Sam, you are the best."