Robert Hugee, a resident of Ravenswood Houses, struggled with finding work after he was laid off and had experienced several personal setbacks. Robert joined Urban Upbound’s Workforce Development program where he worked closely with a career counselor and learned invaluable strategies for getting the most out of his job search.
With his career counselor, Robert revamped his resume and cover letter and practiced how to answer interview questions. This helped Robert build up confidence in his skills and become more optimistic about finding a job. As a result of his hard work and the support of a Urban Upbound career counselor, Robert interviewed for a merchandiser position with Footprint Retail Services and was hired immediately.
Motivated by his success, Robert is excited to continue growing professionally and in overcoming the setbacks he has experienced.