STRIVE’s Job Developers across the country have long-term relationships with thousands of employers, many of whom have hired STRIVE graduates for years.
Participants are trained in techniques for a successful interview and are taught how to write a resume and research job opportunities. The Job Developers set up interviews and placements for each participant and conduct follow-up with the STRIVE graduate and the employer to ensure a successful transition.
Job Developers introduce participants to the concept of “career ladders” and the importance of succeeding at entry-level jobs that act as the first rungs of an upward path to career advancement and financial sustainability. Participants are coached in how to build a long-term career through consistent employment, advances in responsibility, and ongoing educational credentialing to improve salary and title.
Immediately upon graduation, the Job Developer researches appropriate jobs with each graduate and helps in setting up interviews. During the hiring decision-making process, they actively follow up with both the graduate and employer.
All of STRIVE’s graduates are welcome to return to STRIVE at any time to receive help with re-placement in a new job.