Veteran Spotlight of Chance for Abel Personnel. Chance is smiling with a blue camo backdrop.

Veteran Spotlight: Chance

Veteran Spotlight: Chance

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Veteran Spotlight of Chance for Abel Personnel. Chance is smiling with a blue camo backdrop.

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, we’ll provide a veteran spotlight on 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

The stability and sense of purpose the military offered inspired Chance. He enlisted in the Navy, choosing a role that aligned with his passion for technology: electronics and communications. Finding fulfillment in his work as an operations specialist. He led a team of instructors and trained 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

During his job search, Chance received a message from Melissa. Melissa was impressed by Chance’s activity on LinkedIn and his willingness to help others. She reached out about a potential job 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

He initially aimed for a cybersecurity role. But, Chance’s Navy experience and passion for technology led him to a fulfilling job 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 need to be responsive. You must also be open to feedback and available throughout the job search. He attributes his success to his hard work and his positive experience with Abel Personnel. They provided him with invaluable guidance and support.

Overall, 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.

Stay tuned for more veteran spotlights from Abel Personnel.

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