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Success Story: Age is Only a Number

Posted November 24, 2023 in Articles and Resources

When Beth came to Com­mu­ni­ty Employ­ment Ser­vices (CES), she was fin­ish­ing a sea­son­al posi­tion as prep cook at a local golf course. Beth need­ed a full time, sta­ble posi­tion and she knew she had the skills and expe­ri­ence to make this hap­pen but felt her age would be a bar­ri­er. The team at CES helped Beth rec­og­nize the many ben­e­fits and pos­i­tive aspects of being a mature work­er. Beth could be a leader in any work­place, with her valu­able expe­ri­ence she was posi­tioned to train others. 

With the sup­port of the CES team, her new resume reflect­ed exact­ly that! Her back­ground as a cook would be ide­al for a dietary staff posi­tion in a retire­ment home, an indus­try that Beth had not con­sid­ered before. The CES team was able to con­nect her to sev­er­al local employ­ers. She secured an inter­view and was offered a posi­tion at a retire­ment home. 

Through the sup­port of the CES team, career coun­selling, work­shops, guid­ance, and employ­er rela­tion­ships, Beth was able to real­ize her abil­i­ties, regard­less of age. 

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