I meant to update this blog more often but life took over. I did get the job I wanted last August. New Orleans was awesome – Tiara and I had a blast! In October, I traveled to San Diego to be apart of the USD Supply Chain conference with Rosemary and Blue Silk Consulting. I spent Thanksgiving with my dad in Oregon and Christmas with my mom. I went back to Queretaro after Chrirstmas for a Quinceanera and then headed to Ixtapa for New Years Eve and quality time with Amelia, Paul and Pam.
After being in the Peace Corps I didn’t want to go back to being a number. I wanted to make a difference…change lives. The dream job was as an Employment Services Representative for The Stride Center. The Stride Center is a nonprofit IT job training and certification program. Our demographic is low to extremely low income people who are looking for a career in the IT industry. Our motto is – Changing Lives and Harnessing Technology. Perfect!
I help the students in professional development skills such as resume writing, interviewing, professional dress and using Social Media to brand yourself. I help the graduates get jobs. We ended up the last year with a lot of placements but last month, March 2014 I broke the record and helped place 44 people. One of them I actually helped place in three different positions – the final one was a full time permanent job!
I LOVE what I do and it fills my heart with joy knowing that I am helping amazing people get awesome jobs. I am still working five jobs but I love everything I do. I am really blessed that I was able to find a way to continue to give back help change lives. I miss Mexico a lot but I am glad to be home and contributing.