I really wanted to share this story as it is one near and dear to my heart. I do however, want to respect the privacy of those involved so I kept them nameless.
On April 2nd, 2015 a longtime friend of mine emailed me and said…”My son is interviewing for an internship with your company…I saw your face and started to connect the dots.”
So mid-summer this year, I had lunch with my friend. She sat across from me and told me a story of her son and how he had his life planned out – “he was in the military and received top recognition. I mean, he was going places Heather and all of his school was paid for! Then there was a hiccup, a misunderstanding, and it derailed everything he had worked for. I was devastated. He wasn’t. He said he’d figure something out. I tried thinking of everything I could do to ‘clear it up’ and ‘fix it’ for him and he told me to stop. Then he worked hard to find opportunities that he’d be interested in and in that time he found Vision and this internship. Heather, I’ve always thought you were absolutely crazy to do what you do (though I never wanted to tell you that) and I never understood the value or purpose you talked about and I only looked at the Staffing Industry one sided. I was so wrong. My son’s life is forever changed in the direction he belongs and it’s because he was given this opportunity. I’m embarrassed to admit it took me this long to ‘get it’ and I just want you all to know how truly grateful I am”
Her son, our employee, worked as an intern this past summer at a fortune 200 company and did a fantastic job! He attends Gustavus Adolphus University and his only prior work experience was concrete/pavement work
Our recruiter Dan recruited him, qualified him, and pushed for him to get the position and continued to follow up and support him through his entire summer all the way until the final presentation when he was blown away.
Thank you Dan, for ‘connecting the dots’ for my friend. One person at a time, can make a powerful difference.
Now you know The Rest of the Story…
~Written by Heather Farr~