Looking for a job has to be one of the most exasperating activities on the planet. Most of the time, we begin a job search when everything in our lives seem to be falling apart. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to relate.
Jim just graduated from college. The unemployment rate is still pretty high and he has no practical work experience in his degreed field. Jim needs experience to get a job and he needs a job to get experience. How does that work? On top of it all, repayment on his student loans begins in just a few months.
Rachel is a Program Manager and has been working for a government contractor for the past fifteen years. Sequestration has put her job in jeopardy. Security clearance used to mean something, but now, so many people are on the streets and so many positions being eliminated, Rachel is having to consider working for the private sector. Problem is … it’s been more that a decade since working outside of government contracting.
Amy has been passed over for promotion several times now. It has been years since she’s had a raise. Everything is more expensive these days and her husband just got laid off. It’s time to look for a better paying job with a company that appreciates her abilities. But Amy works forty plus hours per week … where can she find the time to look?
Steve has been unemployed for over six months now. His unemployment is about to run out and congress decided to go home for the holidays without approving unemployment benefit extensions. That means no money, not even the small unemployment checks. Steve has been applying for every job that has been posted on the job boards that even look close to his qualifications. He has received NO RESPONSES … not even a rejection letter. What is he doing wrong?
You can probably come up with many other circumstance similar to these. The problem isn’t that there are no jobs. Heck, just a search on one of the major job boards and it is obvious that there are thousands of jobs available. And if it’s true that 80% of all job openings are never advertised, there has to be a way to get one of them.
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