Hello everyone. This is my first post here. I'm glad this platform exists and thankful to be apart of it. When I first signed up, I never thought this would be how I'd approach the community. In my weeks leading up to my sudden termination, my supervisor was recommending me to other roles within the company and asking me to apply internally. I was expecting an interview request, but instead they let me go halfway through the shift. Very cold, very robotic, and very matter-of-fact.
I'm disheartened, because this isn't the first time. I've been a single parent to three boys for 4 years now, a survivor of domestic violence. After spending 10 years in NYC, I left to be closer to family and have a better qualify of life. Houston has been kind to us and my family is in a much better place, but I haven't been able to find an employer who is flexible, understanding, and forward-thinking enough to take a chance on me. I'm very confident in what I can do --- I feel like my skills know no bounds! I can learn how to do anything. I can be good at pretty much anything an employer could throw at me, and given the proper training and guidance, I know I can be an asset and make an impact. I can't seem to get any employers to see the same things.
I'm currently upskilling, training for the Salesforce Admin exam and learning programming languages (HTML, CSS, JS, JAVA) with goals to enter the tech industry once I've built a good foundation of skills in tech, but for now I just need a job. Welfare is a key to poverty and I would know, I've been there multiple times. I don't want to put my boys through that again, not after everything they've been through and all it took to get to this point.
On top of my car troubles, rent is late this month and June is due soon (my sister cauught COVID at her new serving job, so this month has really sucked) I'm still behind on a lot of bills and my boys need miscellaneous things like haircuts and summer clothes.
Moving back to my hometown of Houston was supposed to improve things, but instead and quite depresssingly so, things are not good. If anyone on this platform knows a remote role that needs to be filled -- in client services, customer support, telesales, tech support, operations, or customer success -- please reach out! If anyone would be willing to give me a referral (7 times more likely to get a interview) please let me know! I've redid my resume multiple times, keyword optimized, carefully drafted my LinkedIn profile and I'm networking like crazy. I just need a little help to take me all the way! I can be reached at yoddit.mclean@gmail or on linkedin here.