Desperate for Employment
“Immediately, the people at DI took me under their wings and taught me how to perform on the job.”
My family went through a very difficult time when my husband, who had always provided for us, fell ill with a degenerative condition. He could no longer work, so I immediately began to look for employment. Three months passed with no results. I was desperate to find something. My bishop recognized my efforts and told me not to worry, that he was going to help me with a letter of recommendation to work at Deseret Industries.
Immediately, the people at DI took me under their wings and taught me how to perform on the job. They also helped me improve my English. I began as a team associate. I then progressively ascended to higher positions of responsibility, including working as a team lead. They also helped me locate a school for nursing assistants, helped me apply, and finally helped me find a position once my training was completed.
Deseret Industries offered me the motivation and encouragement I needed, and taught me everything I needed to know to start a career and succeed in it. While at DI, I learned how to write a resume and how to conduct myself in an interview. The training in leadership and organizational skills will help me in my new job. And, all of this support has encouraged me to fulfill another dream, that of attending college to obtain a bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse.
I feel so blessed and thankful for the training and employment opportunities that Deseret Industries has offered me when I most needed them. I can’t thank the team at DI enough for all the kindness and for taking such an interest in my success. This is a time I will truly never forget.
“Deseret Industries offered me the motivation and encouragement I needed, and taught me everything I needed to know to start a career and succeed in it.”
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