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Name: Shaahid
Occupation: Warehouse
Education: HSE
Proudest Moment: Being on the job knowing that I am a part of the team and I am making a difference. I am now that go-to person people ask for help.

What was your previous occupation?


How did you find out about the One-Stop Career Center?

I was informed by my probation officer that I needed to enroll in job search at the One-Stop Career Center.

What workshops did you attend?

The first workshop that I attended was the Re-employment Orientation. There I learned about all of the services that the One-Stop offered. I also learned about the re-entry workshop and attended the session.

What other services or tools did you use?

I attended a job search workshop to assist me with looking for work. I also attended an interviewing workshop to help improve my communication skills. I also attended a workshop to help me create a resume.

What is the most beneficial assistance you received from the One-Stop Career Center Staff?

I attended a workshop with the Re-entry Specialist Mr. Montague and he informed me that the only other way for me to go was up. He gave great tips on how to handle myself when looking for work and that there are so many programs out there to help me. I learned about a program to help me get my drivers license back and about the expungement program.

Can you share a quote about your job search, an individual or group that helped you, and/or what you love about your current job?

No matter what, keep trying to succeed. I wanted to give up but I know that I could offer so much more. Having positive people around me really helped. I came into the One-Stop Career Center wanting help and eventually was able to get a job with the assistance that I received. I tell everyone I know about how I was able to get on the path that I am on.

Did you learn anything surprising during your job search?

I learned that everyone has their own obstacles that they have to climb.

What advice would you have for people in your situation looking for a job?

You don't have to think that you cannot get help. Trying to find what career path to take can be confusing. It is best to sit with someone to make a plan of where you should go. This helped me out a lot. Just running from place to place and applying for jobs is not always the best thing especially if you dont have the skills the employer is looking for. Knowing what you can offer really helps put you in a clearer state of mind and the people at the One-Stop Career Center really helped me realize that.