Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Getting Hired (Part 2)
Continuing 5 days on the subject of getting hired.
Let's start with that first job and a story about one of my kids who told me that she couldn't find a job.
She was in high school and we took a drive with a piece of notebook paper and a pen.
I told her to number each line on the paper and then we were going to drive around as she wrote down names of businesses that she would later contact to see if they were hiring.
She felt a sense of accomplishment when she filled up that sheet of paper, then she scowled at me when I told her to turn it over and we were going to do the same on the other side.
When we got home she had over 50 businesses to contact by phone that week so she could see which ones were hiring and she could go apply.
The next afternoon she called me excited because she had some leads of places that were hiring high school students and she was going to apply.
Before the week was over, she had 2 or 3 job offers to choose from.
These were not perfect jobs, they were money jobs, jobs you work to earn money, not necessarily to change the world.
If you are unemployed, are you doing the real work to get a job to earn money?