Tuesday, August 09, 2005
In retrospect, starting with sad grads as a topic sounded a bit dour. So, how about some success stories I’ve come across. Like—
Susan—with funds running out near the end of June managed to find a temp job.
Nancy—two weeks left before having to move back in with her parents, she got a call from a friend of a friend. Went in for an interview one day and was offered the job with a request that she start within two days.
Tom—opted for the phone, calling all the companies in his field listed in the yellow pages. One of the many employers he talked with did not have a job open but, yes, his friendly competitor did. Bingo.
Tim—out of necessity, located a job in his barely acceptable range (more on that later). Was hired and sooner than he could blink, the company fast tracked him. They recognized his potential and did what they could to keep him.
I could go on with more stories. But the point is, people are finding jobs. There is hope. So if you’ve been looking with no results so far, don’t give up. Which leads me to my next topic, i.e. persistence.