When I worked at a workforce center, many people came in and told me they wanted a job and needed it starting yesterday. As I talked with them, it became apparent that they did not know what skills they had, did not have a resume or cover letter, and did not know how to use a computer to make those items. Many could not tell me the dates they had worked in the past.
When I would tell them of some stores that were hiring and some open positions, they would often come back to me with, “Don’t look too hard. I still have 13 weeks of unemployment.” It was apparent that they did not know how getting a job worked.
We are again in a recession and I would like to give some thoughts and advice based on what I learned during the Great Recession, helping people find jobs back then. This week I will post 5 blogs on how to find gainful employment during a recession.
The topics will be
- Being honest with yourself and your needs.
- Doing the work
- Priming the Pump
- Making Your Mark
- Handling the Climb
I hope you will find enjoyment and a good use for the information I have to share.