When Matt Henson first came to Job Point, he was struggling to find a job that he enjoyed. Without a high school diploma and facing challenges with communication, he wasn’t confident that he had any options outside of the restaurants he had spent most of his career working in.
“I didn’t really enjoy it and I had a hard time keeping up,” Matt said. “But it was all I was qualified to do.”
Then, he started working with advisor Ranjana Hans. They focused on helping Matt see what skills and experiences he brought to the table and how those could translate into other career possibilities and expanded his job search.
“They helped me get a job at Motel 6,” Matt said. “I like it! I enjoy working with everyone there.”
He says they also helped him learn how to communicate better on the job and are always available to help him work through issues and challenges as they come up.
Armed with the confidence of a job he enjoys, Matt has turned his focus toward another major milestone: getting his HiSET (High School Equivalency Test), which he hopes to complete soon.