Over the past 4 or 5 years I’ve received SO many emails from unemployed Boomers and beyond who just can’t find work and don’t know what to do. With the current crisis, that despair has, of course, escalated. As I was thinking about what I wanted to write about today, I got a question from a jobseeker, who after over 8 months of search without so much as a nod, ended up getting TWO job offers within a few weeks of each other. It’s not the norm in this market…in fact many jobseekers will be looking for 2 years or more in order to find employment, however, it gave me a glimmer of hope. This particular jobseeker got connected.
When I think back to how I got my first real job (sales girl for a retail clothing boutique), it was after days and days of walking from store to store to store in every mall I could find, filling out endless applications and finally showing up in one boutique on the very day that someone had just quit. I was hired the next day. Good timing.
Do you remember how you got that first job? I’ll bet you either pounded the pavement or someone you knew passed your name along to someone they knew. THAT is going to be the hope for the coming years. Going back to the human connection. Rebuilding the working community. Helping each other find work.
Anyway, that reader’s email gave me MY lift for the day.