Gerald Minzey, a United States Army veteran with 15 years of experience in Information Technology and 10 years of experience in Project Management, found himself out of work with nowhere to turn. 

He came to National Able Network looking for job search assistance to get back into the workforce. Gerald enrolled in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and BACK TO WORK 50+ and began taking the steps necessary to find his next career! “It was a great program and there are a lot of classes you go through,” said Gerald, “I haven’t put out a resume in years and years, so the automatic tracking system kicked me out. Everything I was doing was wrong!”

Gerald attended National Able Network’s JUMPSTART workshops, which focused on resume development, LinkedIn training and interview preparation to develop his job search skills. He worked with National Able Network Career Coach, Shawn MacKenzie, to revise his resume and start getting in front of prospective employers. They also worked together on interview training. “Shawn was fantastic, down to earth and straight forward. It’s nice to have someone who enjoys what they’re doing, and clearly shows it,” says Gerald.

In addition to providing him with the tools and resources to acquire updated job search skills, Gerald said National Able Network gave him the right career connections. In fact, the connections Gerald made through National Able Network led him to land his next career as a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase!

“The recruiters and contacts National Able Network has is what really got me this position. My original resume was not formatted that well, and Shawn and (Account Manager) Jonathan [Kimmel] worked with me and sent it out to some of their contacts,” Gerald said. “National Able Network updated what I needed to know. The game has changed, and everything had to be updated. The classes there put you on the right track and the people do as well.”

Congratulations, Gerald!

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