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Unemployed: A Survivor's Guide

Unemployment is nearly always an unpleasant and disorienting experience. You feel rejected and despondent because it feels like you as a person no longer have a role --you no longer fit and it makes you feel as what you have to contribute is no longer important. It is not easy to feel this way particularly in a society that so values people according to their salary and their ability to afford a middle-class lifestyle. You wonder when you will ever be able to support yourself as you worry about where the next dollar is coming from.

Unemployed Survivors Guide - Current Situation

Since mid-March of this year, 22 million+ Americans have lost their jobs. This places the US unemployment rate at 14.7% with more than double the job losses that were seen during the 2007-2009 recession.

"It does not help to know you are part of a statistic but you can also take comfort in the fact that this is all not your fault."

We will show you how you can assess your skills, relate those skills to what we know about indemand jobs in the current labor market (yes there are some expanding fields despite the Covid19 epidemic) and help you figure out what training opportunities you need to pursue those opportunities. We will also focus on the agencies that are providing emergency relief—and how to access these services despite the mountain of bureaucracy that is the case with any government program

Unemployed Survivors Guide - First Steps

This Survivors Guide will help you take action because the last thing you want to do is sit on the sofa, watch TV and feel sorry for yourself. That is the route to despair and not a way forward. In the chapters that follow we will give you practical suggestions for how to move forward. We start with the Smart Train to American Recovery (STAR) program

"Our goal is to provide career advisory services and training to 25,000 dislocated workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic."

Unemployed GuideWe will show you how you can assess your skills, relate those skills to what we know about indemand jobs in the current labor market (yes there are some expanding fields despite the Covid19 epidemic) and help you figure out what training opportunities you need to pursue those opportunities. We will also focus on the agencies that are providing emergency relief—and how to access these services despite the mountain of bureaucracy that is the case with any government program

Unemployed Survivors Guide - Personal Development

We will also help you see this as an opportunity to focus on personal development. When you’re feeling overwhelmed by a lack of resources to take care of your primary needs, and that of your family, it can be very hard to give your job search your full attention. So we will address what kinds of jobs can provide you with some immediate income but will not prevent you from continuing to stay on track with your career goals. Other topics include

  • How to use social media correctly to grow a network.
  • How to respond to job ads.
  • What kind of resume you need for certain job categories.
  • How you stand out from the crowd.

We will be helping you understand your potential and how to stay strong during a very trying crisis Find out if you qualify for free professional training that can revamp your career. Sign up for our free webinar to find out more.

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