Twenty-five year old Yanira Linares worked as a grocery delivery driver in San Francisco until she pulled a muscle in her back while moving a heavy delivery shipment. Fortunately, Ms. Linares found the Career Coach at http://sf.thebeehive.org – a Website developed especially for underserved populations in the Bay Area by a local non profit organization.
Ms. Linares used the Career Coach to learn how to create a resume and cover letter, search for job openings online, and e-mail applications to companies. “It’s so much better than applying in person to every business,” she explains. “In a few hours you can send a lot of resumes online.”
One month later, Ms. Linares obtained a new delivery job delivering lighter packages and earning $3 more per hour than her previous job. “Before I had no idea how to even send an e-mail,” Ms. Linares said. “Once you get all that knowledge, it’s a lot easier.”