Yesterday, I started my work in Thinkific to build my new course on finding your next position.
Back during the recession of 2008, a very well-known columnist lost a job when the paper fell on hard times. He was seeking a post in another newspaper. He was a famous and excellent columnist. He believed picking up another outlet for his columns would be no problem at all.
Because of the changes in technology and consumers, His perceived easy task turned into what he called the most challenging two and a half year job of his life. The job? Finding his next position.
He did find a new job on a paper, yet it took everything he had and 54 months of his life.
Have you ever started a critical job you thought would be easy, only to find it the fight of your life?
Author: Mike Balof
A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future.
Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.
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