Military Background: Navy, E-4
New Career: Full Time Teacher at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
The hiring challenge I faced as a veteran in today’s society was one of location, I moved to Los Angeles after quitting my position of four years in Dallas. As a teacher of social sciences, finding a position in a new town is difficult because I’m unsure of not only where to live but where to look for a position. Which schools are hiring? Where are they located? How much is rent in that part of the city and will I be able to afford it? Confused and frustrated after applying to what seemed like endless amounts of school districts, I applied to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) at the advice of a mentor
How We Helped
I was contacted by US. Vets because of their partnership with LAUSD and an interview was set-up for me to showcase a lesson taught as well as sit down with their Human Resources dept. On top of receiving a job offer with the school district, US Vets has also helped pay for the multitude of fees associated with the reciprocity of my teacher certification to California as well as supplying funds for gas and even dress clothes to begin my new position with. US Vets not only connected me with an interview and ultimately a position at LAUSD, but offered their support in my transition to California. I was coached prior to the interview to ensure my success and felt very fortunate to be a part of a hiring fair that was solely facilitated for us veterans. It is because of my connection to US Vets that I’m employed and my life in California moving forward.
Why Rose Recommends U.S.VETS Career Network
To be honest, most of the time I feel we veterans are forgotten after our service has ended. US Vets in the wonderful city of Los Angeles has changed my perception about the benefits and support offered to our community. I cannot express enough gratitude to the amazing staff and their continuous support for us veterans, I only wish more veterans knew about their program. Thank you US Vets for all you do!