Position: Sales Associate
Employer: Ross Dress for Less
Employed Since: December 2018
Raieana is a Senior at Mather High School where she has daily seminar classes and learns about the various post-secondary pathways available to her when she graduates high school. Raieana aspires to attend a college or university in Fall 2019, and after learning about the cost of college told her Career Advisor that she wanted to get ahead and start saving money for college now by getting a part-time job.
Together, Raieana and her Youth Job Center Career Advisor, who works on-site at Mather High School, reviewed job openings and discussed the materials she would need to succeed in both applying, and in the interview. Raieana and her Career Advisor had one-on-one career advising sessions where they developed a professional resume and filled out online applications together, as well as completed a mock interview to ensure Raieana was ready for her in-person interview.
Soon after Raieana developed her resume and completed some online job applications, she was referred to a hiring event with an on-the-spot interview by her YJC Career Advisor with. Though she was not successful at gaining a job from the hiring event, she was still very determined to find work. Raieana continued to apply to stores that were hiring in the area around Mather High School, on her own, and kept her Career Advisor updated if she had received any calls or landed an interview. While she was on holiday break, she got an interview at Ross Dress for Less where she was successfully hired on and began training at the end of December! Great work Raieana!