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Overcoming Nerves, Seizing Opportunity

Adrien Employment

Adrien has always been interested in seeking community employment but just wasn’t sure how to start the process. Adrien joined the job readiness class at ESNJ where she learned how to answer interview questions, how to dress for an interview, what skills employers are looking for, how & where to search for jobs, and the follow-up procedures after the interview takes place.  Adrien utilized the janitorial skills she had learned at Easterseals to land an interview for a cleaning position at McDonald’s. When the day came for the interview, Adrien called her service specialist because she was nervous; they went over some of the interview questions discussed in the class, calming her fears. We’re proud to report Adrien nailed the interview and got the job.

The next hurdle she faced was, now that she got the job, she was nervous about her performance. Since she was so used to being at Easterseals, she wasn’t sure how she could do out in the community. Her service specialist stuck with her though, continuing to provide encouragement and reminding Adrien that Easterseals will always be there for her. This helped Adrien feel more confident and excited to start this next chapter in her life. Adrien is now one of the best janitorial staff members at McDonald’s, saying she has Easterseals and their staff to thank for it!

Published 8/23/16

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