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Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation

Meet Steve

Workforce Challenge

Steve Shipp was laid off by a large software company in Atlanta, Georgia. Overnight, he found himself unemployed for the first time in 25 years. He had extensive experience in software implementation project management, and he paid a private employment services agency $1700 to re-draft his resume. He was using traditional job seeking sites and social media platforms like LinkedIn to search for employment, but wasn't seeing results. After nearly a year of job hunting, he came to Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation for assistance.

Workforce Solution

At COWIC, Steve met with Business Solutions Manager Renee Owens, who sat down with Shipp to organize and streamline his nearly four-page resume, so that it more effectively communicated the skills gained in his previous employment and volunteer roles. Additionally, she recommended that Steve participate in the Center's PRO (Professional Renovation Options) Track Program.

Outcomes & Benefits

With his new streamlined resume, and connections made on LinkedIn, Steve was hired as a Project Manager with Cognizant Technology Solutions. In his new role, he directs the implementation of various computer software programs across different businesses. He is grateful for the assistance he received from Renee and the COWIC team. Congratulations, Steve!

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