After 30 years of experience in the United States Navy, including serving as Command Master Chief of Naval Base Coronado prior to his retirement, Steve was ready to transition into a new role that utilized all of his leadership skills. The Executive Officer at his last command recommended that he call Easterseals Bob Hope Veterans Support Program (BHVSP) for assistance with his search for civilian employment.
Interested in the position of Veteran & Military Manager with a community resource and information service, Steve worked with his Bob Hope Veterans Support Program Employment Specialist to refine and tailor his resume, prepare for his multiple interviews and to advocate on his behalf with the hiring organization.
"I was getting frustrated with the number of interviews required for the position and the wait time, but my Employment Specialist kept me positive, motivated, and patient. He helped me see the big picture, since he had gone through the process before," Steve said.
After five interviews, Steve was hired and is now in his new career, helping even more veterans make the transition to civilian life.
"It is an outstanding feeling to be employed and even better feeling to be working with a great organization. With the nature of my new job of helping veterans get connected to services, the Bob Hope Veterans Support Program is our number one resource when it comes to referring individuals for employment assistance."
Learn more about our Bob Hope Veterans Support Program here.