We take this month to feature another volunteer Advisor at Hudson Job Search and share their story. If you are interested in learning more about giving back to the community by becoming a volunteer, see our Volunteer Advisor page to learn more.
This featured Advisor is Don Finley and here is more about his story with our non-profit organization, Hudson Job Search:
Don Finley comes to us with decades of experience in quality management and quality management systems. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, MBA degrees and over 26 years with PPG Industries and others working with quality management, Don is such a great resource for Hudson Job Search.
Q: What inspired you to become an Advisor with Hudson Job Search?
A: Twice I have been downsized in my career and each time I benefited from involvement with Hudson Job Search. One of my Advisors, Dean Rolland, told me he volunteered to give back. What a great idea!
Q: How long have you been an Advisor with Hudson Job Search?
A: I started as an Advisor in October 2020, shortly after retiring from Duramax Marine LLC as their Quality Manager.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about your role as an Advisor with the organization?
A: Seeing people succeed!
Q: What’s your favorite Hudson Job Search story?
This goes back to my time as a client (or job seeker). My mock interview! Once I went through the mock interview process, my interviewing confidence rose and shortly after I landed what became my dream job. That’s the same job from which I happily retired.
Q: What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming a Hudson Job Search Advisor?
A:Go for it! There is a great deal of satisfaction to be had in assisting others to be successful.
Q: How did you learn how to advise Job Seekers?
A: I was paired with Dick Starr and observed his way of engaging with clients (job seekers) and applying the search process. Having experienced being unemployed gave me an understanding of what a seeker goes through. Listening is perhaps the most important thing an Advisor can do first, then giving feedback.
Q: If Hudson Job Search could do anything, with limitless donations, what would you like to see the organization accomplish in the next 5 years?
A: I’m still learning what HJS is capable of now! In the next five years I would like to see HJS provide transitional learning activities enabling job seekers to expand their “transferrable skills”
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