Constance Johnson's Success Story
I am a certified English and Theater teacher from New Jersey, and have enjoyed being a substitute teacher in the Randolph County and Asheboro City Schools since last year. However, I really needed a permanent position. Being from out of state, it was an extra challenge to find work.
After I received my North Carolina teaching licenses, I met Mrs. Audrey Trogdon who told me about her employer, the Goodwill Industries Asheboro Community Resource Center. Mrs. Trogdon was very encouraging and helpful in her advice, and quickly updated and freshened up my resume. Even though she was busy in helping others to succeed, I always felt that her door was open and I was welcome to ask questions or get feedback on various job possibilities. Another employee, Tonya, was always kind and willing to make resume copies for interviews, or give help on the computer, and did this with excellence. I was at the center almost every day that I was not substitute teaching, and other staff members, Benny and Jessica, were willing to help in any way necessary.
On my birthday, I asked God to please find me a job as a birthday present. That same morning, I received a call from Andrews High School in High Point to interview the next day for a position as a 9th grade English teacher and to teach a theater class as well.
With a job already practically in my pocket, I interviewed for Andrews High the next morning by two vice-principals. I was thrilled when they left the room, and brought back the principal, who asked a few questions and hired me on the spot!
I cannot express enough my thanks for all the help that the center staff gave me.
The help the staff gave was outstanding and I will be forever grateful for their assistance.