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Tools, Techniques and Resources for Supporting Supporting the Dis-employed as They Move Back to Employment
 

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Presentation from November 2010 on ways to help unemployed survive unemployment and get a new job! Audience is caregivers in the St Martin's Lutheran Church Stephen Ministry

Presentation from November 2010 on ways to help unemployed survive unemployment and get a new job! Audience is caregivers in the St Martin's Lutheran Church Stephen Ministry

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  • Who here has never had been employed (paid money to do work, not by a family member)?Great!OK, everybody please stand…If you have only had one job in your life, please sit down.Two…. (etc)
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Tools, Techniques and Resources for Supporting Supporting the Dis-employed as They Move Back to Employment Tools, Techniques and Resources for Supporting Supporting the Dis-employed as They Move Back to Employment Presentation Transcript

  • Tools, Techniques andResources for Supporting the Dis-employed as They Move Back to Employment Jim Adcock Vice President, Board of Directors Launch Pad Job Club St Martin’s Stephen Ministry, November 16, 2010
  • Who I Am NowJim Adcock ”the spam guy” SharePoint Consultant Analyst, Architect, Administratorhttp://dlairman.wordpress.com/http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimadcock512-415-9654 Vice-President, Board of Directorsjim@adcock.net Launch pad Job Club@dlairman http://www.launchpadjobclub.org/
  • The Facts of Life• We are all going to move from job to job many times in our careers• Current market forces mistakenly reward turnover inside corporations
  • Facts of Life• Guess what? Being unemployed sucks.• But, you are required to have a positive attitude anyway• Current sociological forces stigmatize unemployment – blame the victim• Result: the people who are getting the jobs that are out there are often already employed
  • Career Management 2.0• Creativity and innovation will be rewarded• New tools, new opportunities• The new realities force us to find and go with our strengths
  • My Story• Career Change in 1998• Laid off 2001• Joined LPJC for the first time in 2004
  • Lesson One• How I became “the Spam Guy”
  • The Long Road, 2006-2010• Nine jobs in four years• 23 months unemployed – during that same period!• Economic downturn• A lot of personal mistakes• Depression• Anxiety
  • How I Pulled Myself Together• Support from Job Club• Finding my “Community”• Listening to the experts• Helping others• Using the tools of Career Management 2.0• Networking
  • Lesson Two• Use the tools! – LinkedIn – Blogs – Twitter – Facebook – Resume on the raw web – Use but don’t rely on the job boards – Business Cards – Elevator pitch!
  • Figure Out What Works• What *is* your career?• Identify successes!• Transferrable skills• Become the expert!
  • Lesson Three“What have you been doing since your last job?”You need a better answer than “I’ve been looking for a job….”
  • Resources• There are a LOT of job clubs in Austin – Launch Pad Job Club – One at each TWC WorkSource office – North By Northwest (NxNW) – Hill Country Bible Church Job Seeker’s Network – Connect Forward Job Club (@ JCC)
  • Job Club Offshoots• Wilco Entrepreneurs Network • Executive Networking• Austin Green Energy • HR4Austin • Java/Oracle/Software• Artist’s Alliance • Job Searchers Support Group• ATX Design & Media • Legal• Launch Pad Toastmasters • New Creation Careers Group• Public Servants Alliance • Nonprofit• Austin Marketing Syndicate • Number Crunchers • Project Managers• Austin Online Marketing Club • Science and Engineering• Design Verification • Top Guns• Security Seekers • The Write Job• South Austin • SWAT Teams
  • Networking Events• Austin is full of them – Professional organizations based on your career field – General events• You could fill up your social calendar
  • Paid Career Counseling• Several reputable career counselors in Austin• But with all of the free resources, unless you are in special circumstances, why pay more?
  • Watch out for Scammers• You don’t need to pay someone to get you a job• You don’t need to give any financial information (bank accounts, etc)• Never provide your SSN unless you are on the employer’s premises and you have been offered a job after an interview
  • “What have you been doing since your last job?”Career Management 2.0 – Use the Tools!Job ClubsNetworkingPaid Career CounselingEmotional needs and pitfalls