Unemployed? Great! You’ve got nothing to lose and EVERYTHING TO GAIN! Land your dream job today!
Just do what most people aren’t doing. Yes. Get those face-to-face meetings.
Don’t request them. Go get ‘em! Show up at the CEO’s door with your 30 second spiel!
Before anyone could say “Go away,” you’ve introduced AND sold yourself (maybe not the latter but people will give you points for initiative and creativity! Isn’t that what all employers want — problem-solvers and out-of-the-box thinkers?!).
If you’re desperate and/or an outgoing risk-taker, this approach is for you! Knocking on doors have opened doors for me (like interviews and my current job).
After being a stay-at-home mom for four years, I was ready to work outside of the home.
I submitted my resume to two school districts. That was in March. In mid-June, I still hadn’t heard from a soul.
I decided to drive down to the school, “ran into” the custodian, and asked when would be the best time to “run into” the principal. A week later, I showed up at his door with my portfolio and my 30 second spiel.
The rest is history. I have THE best job!
There are always ways to get your foot in the door. How about applying for a custodial position with the local temp agency? Always carry your portfolio. Double bag the trash cans and place the Ziplocked portfolio between two bags.
Clean the CEO or Human Resource manager’s office for a month or so, establish rapport with employees, learn about the company, go to the lunch room and look at the postings for different positions, talk to people and find out which departments are hiring, etc., etc.
When you’re ready, “run into” the decision makers with your 30 second spiel. Get your camcorder rolling and show your portfolio — in 30 seconds! Before the big shots can say, “I’m too busy,” they would have seen your video — your masterpiece!
Unemployed? You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Go get ‘em! (see also Jobless But Working)
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A single mother of five children loses her job. Thousands are issued pink slips. Opportunities are scarce. Reality is bleak — or is it?
The answer depends on who you ask.
Cambodia’s working poor would disagree.
The poorest Cambodians reside inside the dump. The stench is intolerable, but for many, this is their home.
Families scavenge for plastic and metal which then are sold for five cents per pound. Toxic burn the eyes. Glass cut through feet. No child protective labor laws or government oversight. Injuries and deaths are common occurrence.
Aren’t there options?
Sure, modern day slavery — construction and prostitution. How can a human being possibly earn a living without employers’ regards for their safety and well-being?
In Cambodia, factory work — sweat shops — is a dream job. Workers say they will be in the shade … If they only had the opportunity to learn how to sew.
“Future job markets will seek entrepreneurial individuals– the problem-solvers, life-long learners, high energy, critical thinking, flexible individuals.“ (Steve Mariotti, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship).
With the following qualities, we can all become entrepreneurs:
- Passion and Ambition
- Communication Skills
- Discipline / Strong Work Ethic
- Experience and Knowledge
- Goal Setting
- Leadership Qualities
- Self Confidence
The only time I fail is when I fail to try (most of the above will be my life-long goals). To try or not to try — pink slip or entrepreneurial spirit — do I have a choice?
Which would you choose?
Parenting is a profession! Parenting is art!
Seven years ago, I miscarried twins — the moment I realized happiness was not about a paycheck; working in a high stress, fast paced environment. Months later, I left the workplace.
For four years, I stayed home with my children — what priceless moments.
My two boys and I bonded through laughter, play, stories, other mothers, children, home-cooked meals, and just time to relax and enjoy one another’s company. My husband, my children, and I were so much happier — less money, less stuff, but more time for each other.
I am grateful to feminism. I am grateful for the choices I have.
To work in or outside of the home — that’s up to you. No decision or belief is right or wrong, as long as it’s not imposed on others.
But where children are concerned, something must be done. It takes a village to raise a child.
Neglect is rampant. Our society is falling apart.
We, as a society, must negotiate ways to work as well as spend ample time to raise our children so they will become caring, productive adults.
How? I don’t have all the answers. What are your thoughts on balancing work and life?
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