Ready to work: Hahsaan Jordan
on October 1, 2010
Ready To Work is a new series of profiles featuring people in Richmond who are looking for jobs. With unemployment at 18.5 percent, Richmond’s residents have a rich array of untapped skills. In this and coming stories, Richmond Confidential focuses on the people and potential in the city’s economy. -Editor
Hahssan Jordan moved to Richmond from Pittsburg, California, six months ago in search of better job opportunities. He speaks confidently about his future and describes himself as “a passionate team player.”
After working a couple of jobs in customer service, Jordan realized he wanted to work in a field that would influence positive change in Richmond. He’s now studying sociology at Contra Costa College and says he hopes to pursue a career in child development. Jordan also says he loves public speaking and believes he could do excellent work in public relations.
Jordan spoke openly about his difficulties in the past. He said he’s been preparing to live a better life, and has decided it is time to open new doors.
“I grew up in a dysfunctional family. My parents were always out partying and doing drugs, leaving four children alone. When you are raised in this family, you don’t realize it’s abnormal. I learned to survive by doing things that I now look back upon and regret. A period in the youth authority allowed me to reflect upon myself and I realized that I’m not getting any younger. The only thing I could do to help myself was to try to change my negativity.
It might be harder to get a job with my history, but I am always wanting to know more information, to learn how to make myself and my environment better.
No matter what, if you are an employer and you are seeking a team worker, someone that is dedicated to their job, someone that is not going to slack off, I am that kind of guy. I’m there to prove that you picked the right person.”
- Landscaping, Designing gardens
- General Computer Skills
- Public Speaking
- Customer Service
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