If I Don't Have Anything on My Calendar, I'll Look for a Job!
By Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
I actually had someone say that to me today as I was in a thrift store. She is one of the employees and has been cut to two days a week of employment.
I invited her to a job seekers workshop that will presented, free, this coming week at a public agency. The comment, above, WAS her response.
I didn't know what to say next. I offered to drive her home after the workshop. She has no car. Again, there was no response to my offer.
I've had others respond to job seeking in- formation in a similar manner. What is it that makes people pass up opportunities to be helped in a job search?
Here are some of my ideas.
- The person wants to go it alone.
- A message may not be heard.
- People make more problems for themselves than they already have
- The job search is not a real priority.
- Personal embarrassment may have the person blocked from listening.
- No goals.
Job searching is often a lonely business. I think a job seeker NEEDS and has to use as many resources as possible to find work. I know I would and have!
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Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
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