The more I talked to people, the more I become convinced that companies across the board are laying-off workers that are at least 42+ years old and replacing them with someone who are in their 20's or early 30's. They weren't being replaced because they were poor performers in their departments. I think this is the … Continue reading Beware Millennials!!!
I read a LinkedIn post by Oleg Vishnepolsky the other day called Do not hire the UNEMPLOYED if... and it inspired me to write this. No, he's not promoting what the post title says. It's actually the contrary. Oleg says that he had hired individuals that have been unemployed for a while, and they thrived in … Continue reading Why hire someone with gap years in employment?
Since I've started this blog, I've been ranting about how difficult it is to get a job interview especially for someone who hasn't worked for about 3 years. I've started looking for jobs and sending out resume in the beginning of this year. I became so desperate that in March, I've paid about $1000 to … Continue reading Status Update about my Job Search
Regardless if you're looking for a job or trying to make money by branding yourself or your business, I became aware through NECESSITY that I need to spend a lot of time in social media. It's funny that I didn't need to until I lost my job and there was a NEED to PROMOTE myself in … Continue reading Too Much Time Spent for Self-Promotion
These past days, I've been busy. I haven't been keeping up with my blog because I've decided to start my own business while I wait for a "real" job to come calling. When I say "real", it just means that it's a job that pays the monthly bills. I figured that I had nothing more to … Continue reading So, what’s going on with me lately?
The first year I was out of a job, I reflected on how my life was in the past, specifically during the time when my children were very young. I was a working mother that put in more than 40 hours a week outside the home. I discovered that 1) I only cared for me and my … Continue reading To my younger self,
I read an article written by Liz Ryan about a type of discrimination that job-seekers faced after the First Great Recession (2008-2010) in the 21st century called discrimination on the basis of employment status. This was a practice of screening out qualified job applicants based on their unemployed status. I truly believe that this is yet another … Continue reading Discrimination based on Unemployment Status
This week, I had two job interviews. One was for a part-time job at a local store and the other was for a full-time career position. After leaving the group interview for the part-time position, I felt pretty good about it. I felt confident that I would get the job that I was very qualified … Continue reading The Dreaded Rejection Email
At the end of 2014, since I wasn't receiving any phone calls from recruiters, I decided to just stay home and enjoy being a home-maker/stay-at-home mom. So, since money was tight, I decided to forgo hair coloring and just go out all gray. It took a full year to grow-out the color off my hair. … Continue reading What does it take to get recognition from job recruiters? Look like a millennial.
When I was working, one of the things that I hated to do was figuring out what to wear the next day for work. It was stressful and wasteful in both money and time. So during my gap years, one of the things that I accomplished was building a Capsule Wardrobe. Simply stated, this wardrobe contain BASIC … Continue reading Simplify your wardrobe by building your own Capsule Wardrobe