Week 10 Assignment #6: “OPPORTUNITY CAN KNOCK TWICE”
ENG 090- Writing Fundamentals
Joan Hazzard, MA English
Jun 16, 2015
As a Retired Veteran with a distinguish career and living the American Dream, I am now an un-employed husband and a father of a 33 months old son. In May 2013, I moved from Middle Georgia to South Florida for better living and a good way of life for my new family. For over five and a half years, I was working for a major corporation that got their business from the Federal Government contracts by bidding and performing needed services at different locations around the world. Because of government cuts in Sept 2013, I lost my position due to the company's Workforce Reduction Policy and I became unemployed. Luckily, I had saved up a few month’s pay and the company gave me a severance package. From the time I received my official notice letter, I had been applying for different types of Information Technology jobs in the Miami area, attending job fairs, and attending interviews and it all comes down to... "I see you have a lot of experience in the IT field, but do you have this degree and certain certifications that’s required for this position?" I have to say no, but I am working to obtain the current certifications and attending classes toward my degree. Later, you get an email or a follow up call informing you of their non-selection for the position due to whatever reason or justification to fit their needs. Like any other man without a viable source of income, I have to do a new career paradigm and apply for jobs above my current education level. To get the best paying job in IT, you must have a degree in IT with several certifications to back-up all your experiences. This is why I decided to attend Strayer University to enhance my professional career, to achieve financial stability, and to achieve my personal aspirations of being a college graduate.
With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology,...