Charles is a Navy veteran who was referred to our Bob Hope Veterans Support Program during his transition from active duty service to civilian life.
After the initial discovery process, where an Employment Specialist meets one-on-one with a client to determine their unique talents, career aspirations, and definition of meaningful employment, it was determined that Charles was interested in a career that would allow him to make a difference in his local community. His Employment Specialist assisted him with creating an updated, tailored resume, and with outreach to a network of potential employers.
After contacting a former client, the team was made aware of an opening at a community service organization in San Diego. Charles’ Employment Specialist assisted him with the job application, prepared him for his interview and shared in his excitement when he was offered, and accepted, a position as a Customer Service Representative.
When asked about his new position Charles said, “I love my new job and my coworkers. I look forward to going to work every day.” He went on to add, “It’s a great feeling to continue to have a positive impact on my community. Easterseals is a great organization where people care about you and want you to succeed. They go out of their way to make sure that your transition to a civilian job goes as smoothly as possible.”