One thing about summer it absolutely sucks to be out of work because while everyone else is going off to the Fair to gorge themselves on fried twinkies and Rick Astley performances you are looking at another type of fair...the job fair....more
I am always on the lookout for interesting articles on career. When this one crossed my path earlier this week, I was intrigued. Not so much because I believe that Numerology will solve everyone's job hunting or career reinvention dilemmas. In fact, I can almost guarantee you from the work that I do as a coach that it won't. You can't find the answers you seek somewhere "out there" no matter where you look. You first need to go within.
Starting today through November 14, 2010, job seekers can visit the Monster.com Facebook page and post questions to the Obama Administration regarding America's employment climate. The intention is that questions that garner a lot of comments or rack up the "Likes" will be answered by the White House via video responses posted online. Mashable announced this news recently and the comments are already flowing. As with any high-profile partnership between the White House and say, anybody, questions abound. Most important among them, will this sort of forum truly benefit most out of work Americans
Last night, we sat around our family room wrapped in our blankets and layered up socks to watch 60 minutes. It's a routine we have on Sunday nights. Only, it's a little colder here because we have the heat turned way down to save on the heating bill. In one week, we will become a 99er - 99 weeks of unemployment benefits come to an end, having exhausted our savings, retirement, and beginning to sell off things to survive. And so it goes ... this D E P R E S S I O N we are in. I am not going to be politically correct here, as this is NOT a recession. Far from it. And you know how I know? Well, let's see ... I'm depressed. My hubby is depressed. Our children are depressed. About 30+ % of our neighbors have lost their jobs and they, too, are depressed. Businesses are failing and the economy is depressed. Crime is on the rise and that's because there are a lot of depressed people with guns and knives out there in desperate situations. Desperate. Is that what we've become as a nation? Desperate?