Richard was laid off from his job at Honeywell on October 13th, 2016. Immediately after, Richard went to his local workforce center and began his IT career journey. Read his story here and see how LeaderQuest helped Richard plan an IT career path and attain the in-demand skills he needed to find a new, great-paying IT job fast!


Out of Work

October 13th, 2016

After Richard got laid off from Honeywell, he reached out to several organizations, including Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin.

They discussed some options with Richard and explained that Richard needed to secure some key IT certifications to verify his skills and he could potentially qualify for several IT jobs immediately.



Seeking Help

October 16th, 2016

“Kay had a huge confidence level with LeaderQuest which made me feel comfortable in perusing [LeaderQuest] for IT training.”

Kay at the Pikes Peak Workforce center connected him with Qwincy Houston, an IT Career Training Consultant at LeaderQuest.

Qwincy worked with Richard to establish solid career goals and helped him enroll in the classes that would set him on the fastest track to achieving those goals.


Cyber Security Training Begins

December 5th, 2016

“Lesson and instruction were top notch, just top notch.”

Richard started training right away for his CompTIA Security+ certification with LeaderQuest.

He also began working with LeaderQuest IT Career Services to improve his resume writing skills, find and prepare for job interviews, and improve his online visibility with a stand-out LinkedIn profile.
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Job Offer

December 18th, 2016

“Little did I know that I wouldn’t even have time to complete my certification!”

One of our star career services team at LeaderQuest, Kimberly Archer, reached out to a connection at Raytheon on Richard’s behalf.

Richard received a job offer from Raytheon halfway through his training and before he earned his Security+ certification!


Current Update:

Richard is currently studying hard for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. After training with LeaderQuest, he is making $10,000 more than he was at his previous position!

Richard plans to continue training for his CEH and to utilize tuition reimbursement through his new company to continuously earn more IT certifications. Kimberly Archer is still helping him keep his LinkedIn profile and resume polished and up-to-date.


Congratulations Richard! Nothing makes us happier than helping job seekers secure great IT employment opportunities! Do you have questions or comments about Richard’s story? Leave them below!


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