While Abdulla had over 30 years of international banking experience in Dubai and India, he experienced many difficulties reentering his career field in the U.S.
Abdulla was told repeatedly that he needed experience in America to be able to find a career in banking. He also faced ageism due to his senior citizen status. By the time AARP referred him to WorkFaith, Abdulla was deeply discouraged by all the rejection he experienced.
Potential for Change
But during WorkFaith’s Workforce Development Training, Abdulla quickly developed friendships with other students and staff. This was in large part due to his joyful sense of humor.
His teachers and mock interviewers realized his potential and his dilemma reentering the workforce as an immigrant. His primary instructor said, “Abdulla had a cheerful attitude and grew in his knowledge rapidly during the Workforce Development Training.”
“Attentive” Abdulla refused to give up after several months unemployed. With the help of the entire WorkFaith Connection Team, including Coaching, the Community Resource Coordinator, and Employer Development, he found rent assistance with the Kingsland Baptist Church relief fund.
In the meantime, he met many times with his coach over the course of eight months after the Workforce Development Training.
Success at Last
Through prayer and perseverance, Abdulla relaunched his career: he was employed by Recruiting Source International as a loan processor. Not only did he find employment, but he found it during the COVID-19 pandemic!
Abdulla is now thriving after being employed for over five months. He reports that since his hire, his employer has affirmed that they are pleased with his performance. He credits his many years of international banking experience and his keen ability to analyze complex tax reports and applications for his success.
Abdulla states that completing the Workforce Development Training at WorkFaith renewed him both emotionally and spiritually. He feels like he has been given a fresh start, and he looks forward to what God has in store for him next.