Denise Heffron had a successful career as a project management professional until she was laid off in February 2018. Shortly after she lost her job, Denise began searching online for resources to get back to work. She found National Able Network and quickly attended a program orientation. After attending orientation at National Able Network’s Pilsen workforce development center, Denise applied for and was accepted into the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program (WIOA). She had found the connection she was seeking to get additional job search help and get her project management career on track!

We had the chance to interview Denise and ask her a couple questions about her experience!

Q: What services did you receive at National Able Network?

A: “I participated in JUMPSTART! training and received help writing my resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and preparing for interviews. I thought all four classes were great and well structured. They helped me stay current and up to date!”

Q: What resources were helpful during your job search?

A: I attended a job fair in Evanston, and also received great training and advice from my career coaches, Stephanie [Mena] and Coral [Duarte].

Q: What advice would you give to others like yourself?

A: I am very grateful to National Able. I obtained training and kept myself current in my field. Thank you to National Able for the services they rendered me!