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This week I conducted a personalized job search workshop at the West Cabarrus YMCA in Concord, NC. The turnout was lower than I would have preferred, but it provided the opportunity to provide the attendees even greater value for the investment they made, and I was able to do things that I likely couldn't have in a larger group. The attendees ranged from college age to middle-age, but they all have one particular trait in common - sanity. Why do I say that? Because they were willing to take the time and invest a small amount of money to try a different method in their job search.

It's commonly said that Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over, hoping for a different result. With unemployment at record levels and job searches taking longer than ever, why wouldn't a workshop that offers a new and proven process be standing room only? It couldn't be the price, although there are free workshops available. But if you're going to free workshops and support groups, searching the Internet, pounding the pavement, and coming up empty, maybe you need to try something different.

A report that came out recently states that part of the reason for high unemployment levels is that positions currently available do not match the current job pool looking for work. Some of the jobs available didn't even exist 5 years ago.  Are you making sure that your skills and abilities align with your values, dreams, and passions? Are you matching these with your personality tendencies to find work that fits?

I'm really excited for the folks that attended the workshop. They all said they felt encouraged and equipped to take on their job search with new direction. I expect to share good news from them with all of you soon.

If you need help with putting together a job-search plan, contact me for a Free 30-minute Consultation.

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