22 Jun

My wife Nancy and I worked for a firm for many years that provided training to employees who had lost their jobs. We were privileged to do this work, and in this time when so many are unemployed I want to share what we learned.

If you’ve lost your job, I am so sorry. Along with the loss of income, we often miss the satisfaction that comes from doing meaningful work and loss of friendships. I don’t know exactly how you feel, but I’ve lost a job before, and our son is currently furloughed.

This isn’t easy.

Nancy and I volunteered to help folks who attend our church a few weeks ago. I don’t want to offer anyone a false sense of hope, but several people we know have gotten jobs– good jobs– in the past few weeks. It’s certainly a more challenging environment, but there are open positions out there.

One of the things people in the job search struggle with is a feeling of losing control. That is understandable and a normal response to, in this case, a crazy situation. However, there are many things that job seekers can control– activities that can be done every day to advance a campaign. We’ll focus on those.

There are twelve training videos on the web site of my faith community and a handout the videos reference. This content is free. You don’t need to register or provide any personal information:


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