What can one say about Noah Rappahahn? That he served our country, that he is highly educated, that he has a great work ethic or that he picks up ideas, suggestions and tasks quickly? All of these statements are true of Noah, but more importantly, Noah has the drive to control his own destiny. I admire his drive and his fortitude to keep going and learning how he can improve on his tactics to secure a position for his future.
As Noah’s Mentor, I actually learned a lot from him on what military life is like based on different roles, responsibilities and the location of where one serves. I learned that Noah carries a purpose and wants to find the career that best suits him. He diligently and actively networks and introduces himself to others. His drive contributes to his efforts in finding a career in a location that is completely new to him. He is unafraid when he is focused on his goals. His drive and fortitude push him through situations that some may find challenging but he considers to be learning lessons, and these challenging situations help him make better decisions.
During our mentorship, Noah and I covered a lot of ground to help him secure a position. We practiced interview skills, resume details and networking situations. Noah embraced the tips that I, and others, provided to allow him to try different techniques to communicate his skills that could land him a career outside of the military.
Openness is what contributes to Noah’s drive. He is willing to take the advice provided and run with it. With Noah’s ability to quickly learn, along with his drive and work ethic, he is going to become a valuable asset to any organization. I am privileged to know Noah, and I look forward to where his future will take him.
Mentor: Elizabeth Dodson, El Dorado Hills, California, HomeZada