Veteran Spotlight: Chance

Veteran Spotlight: Chance

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From Navy Instructor to Audiovisual Technician: Chance’s Journey with Abel Personnel
Chance, a former Navy instructor, found his calling in the civilian world with the help of Abel Personnel. In this blog post, we’ll explore his journey, from his early days in the military to his current role as an audiovisual technician.

Small Town Beginnings, Big Dreams
Growing up in a small town of 300 people, Chance had a thirst for adventure and a desire to explore beyond his familiar surroundings. His first taste of freedom came during his senior year of high school when he participated in a mission trip. This experience opened his eyes to the possibilities that lay beyond his hometown, and he knew he needed to pursue something bigger.

Finding Purpose in the Navy
Inspired by the stability and sense of purpose the military offered, Chance enlisted in the Navy, specifically choosing a role that aligned with his passion for technology – electronics and communications. He found fulfillment in his work as an operations specialist, leading a team of instructors and training large groups in tactical situations.

After leaving the Navy, Chance faced the challenge of translating his military skills to the civilian workforce. He actively pursued opportunities, but the lack of sponsorship for a top-secret security clearance hindered his progress.

Enter Abel Personnel
Amidst his job search, Chance received a message from Melissa. Melissa, impressed by Chance’s active presence on LinkedIn and his willingness to help others, reached out about a potential opportunity at a company seeking to hire veterans.
Chance’s connection with Melissa proved to be the turning point. He was impressed by her professionalism, care, and genuine desire to help veterans like him. After a quick interview on Friday, he received a job offer the same afternoon. As he puts it, “it took off so quick and way faster than I imagined it would.”

A Perfect Fit
While he initially aimed for a cybersecurity role, Chance’s experience in the Navy and his passion for technology led him to a fulfilling position as an audio/visual technician. He credits his leadership skills, mastered in the military, for landing this role and his subsequent promotion to lead a global project.

A Message for Others
Chance emphasizes the importance of being responsive, receptive to feedback, and available throughout the job search process. He attributes his success to his willingness to put in the effort and his positive experience with Abel Personnel, who provided him with invaluable guidance and support.

Chance’s story serves as an inspiration for veterans transitioning to civilian life. He encourages others to be prepared, stay connected, and embrace the opportunities that come their way. By leveraging their military experience and remaining open to new possibilities, veterans can find their perfect fit in the civilian workforce.

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