Bill entered the Transitional Housing Program (TR) at Lovell FHCC and needed help in putting together a resume and in job search strategies. I began working with him as part of my Employment Counseling efforts at the TR Program. TR is like a halfway house for veterans run by Lovell’s Mental Health Department.
We focused on his desire to work at the FHCC in any capacity to get his foot in the door of federal employment. I gave him instructions on the basics of completing an effective USA Jobs resume and application.
I then gave him one our programs’ refurbished computers to use to do the resume and job search. After several months of applying he secured a job in Food Service at the FHCC starting at $16.12 per hour.
Additionally, this job and the confidence he acquired from successfully getting the job allowed him to apply and be accepted as a permanent House Manager in the TR program.