With the job market as difficult as it has been, sometimes it tough to believe anyone can find a job.Â But there are millions of people finding jobs and getting hired every month.Â Their is a net loss for sure, but a net loss means more of one than the other.
There is hope!
Read hope and learn – perhaps in these stories, there is truth waiting for you; that can show you the light and the path to your employement.
True Tales: I Found a Job After Long-Term Unemployment
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“I was unemployed for one year and one day — 2008 to 2009. I was working as a paralegal and was laid off from the law firm I was working for. When I was laid off, I applied to endless paralegal positions. I devoted three or four hours a day searching on job websites. I had a handful of interviews, which likely would have resulted in an offer, but the pay was too low for each position. I didn’t feel in my gut to take any of these jobs with low pay so I continued searching for work…
“I was unemployed from January 2009 until March 2010. I work in legal marketing which is a very small industry, but I knew that’s where I wanted to be. I was unemployed at the height of both the collapse of the economy and many law firms. I knew law firms wouldn’t be actively hiring in any capacity, so [at first] I didn’t even bother looking for work and just focused my time on myself and my children — a mini vacation of sorts…
But that’s not to minimize or sugarcoat how hard it is out there for many.
This story by Larry begins harsh.Â Larry is in a hard place right now.Â But as I read through his story, I found myself admiring Larry’s resourceful and his willingness to do what he has to do.Â He’s tough guy.Â He got knocked down, but he’s going to get back up!
And there a sense of steel in him.
My Unemployed Life: Selling Off My Identity to Survive
Day after day, week after week, month after month — it’s going on two years now since I lost my job. I’ve zapped thousands of resumes out, had only a few interviews and, as a 53-year-old Human Resources manager, I cannot get anyone to value a lifelong devotion to my profession.
I’m business-impacting, savvy, resourceful and up-to-date, with significant revenue-generating contributions to operations and strategy in business, with lots of employer recommendation letters attesting to this.
But no matter how many times I change my resume, update my LinkedIn profile, submit perfect applications and cover letters, nothing matters.
I don’t have a magic wand, but everyday…
I’ll do what I can to help by providing information and advice that matters.