Career Jump Starts with National Able Network
December 23, 2020
Jeremy Leeper had always wanted to obtain his Commercial Drivers License (CDL), but he was afraid that some past issues with the law would prevent him from achieving that goal. “Like most human beings I have a somewhat rocky background,”…
Mom Finds Career Passion in Medical Field
November 5, 2020
Masgelah Sullivan came to National Able Network seeking to positively change her employment situation. She had been pursuing her education with the goal of a stable career for many years, but something about this time, when she connected with National…
New Career Pathway: An Executive’s Story
August 3, 2020
Trina Tyler worked as a Client Services Executive for nearly 25 years when she was laid off in 2017. “For the last three years it was going well, and suddenly they laid off executives. That was very hard,” she said….
From Healthcare to IT, This Older Worker Has Found Success
July 27, 2020
Julie Parker was in a difficult position in September 2019. She was just laid off from her job in Omaha’s healthcare industry and her confidence was at an all-time low. She felt discouraged about her job search because she is…
A New Career Starts with Drive & Determination!
July 22, 2020
Lynette Sapp was struggling. She had overcome substance abuse and personal issues for over 23 years and she wanted more out of life. Her drive started with the pursuit of her education and a brand-new career. Although Lynette was enrolled…
Experience + Education = New Career Opportunity!
June 19, 2020
Marcheita Crawford, who was working as a billing administrator for a major corporation, was notified that after 15 years of employment she would be laid off from the job that had helped support her family for more than a decade….
From Homemaker to Tech Professional: Coming Full Circle
May 12, 2020
As an educator in her native Pakistan, Saira Mirza had a wonderful career where she helped children gain digital literacy skills. “Children would love coming to my computer class!” recalls Saira. In 2002, Saira moved from Pakistan to Garfield, Minnesota…
Teamwork Leads to Senior’s Career Success
May 11, 2020
Margaret Feret is a survivor. During the 27 years she worked as a clinical care nursing technician she also raised her four children. When two of her sons enlisted in the military and went on to take part in the…
Two-Time Cancer Survivor Transitions from Job to Career
April 24, 2020
Jennifer Edwards, a 44-year-old single mom, had been successful in the import business for more than 20 years, but she felt that her career had reached a plateau. “I’m a two-time ovarian cancer survivor,” says Jennifer, “So when I had…
Getting on the Right Career Track
April 17, 2020
Jonathan Clark had been searching for career direction for quite some time. “Before coming to National Able Network I was struggling trying to get a normal job and trying to get in school, so I could have a career,” says…
Luck on LinkedIn: St. Patrick’s Day Edition
March 17, 2020
St. Patrick’s Day is here, and while the holiday and the “luck of the Irish” is fun to celebrate, when it comes to job searching it’s probably better not to leave it to chance. LinkedIn is a great tool for…
Women’s History Month – Women in IT!
March 11, 2020
The tech industry has always struggled with inclusion. Even as recently as 2019, women only held about a quarter of all jobs in the computing field, even though they make up 47 percent of the workforce overall. And although the…