Can you help me get even one person back on the road to dignity and respect? Together we can get some unemployed active job seekers off the trail of depression, gloom and self doubt we have all felt from time to time as an unemployed, insecure non-contributor. I personally know how that felt. I also know what getting back to work meant for my self confidence and my families’ welfare.
Get your heads out of the ground and realize the Web is the job seeker’s opportunity to succeed, as it is your opportunity, to target a niche market and promote your small business. Read “Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk, view his passionate video I posted last week (it’s two years old if you haven’t), and follow the man’s advice to your personal utopia. Or is the American dream solely available to immigrants such as Gary? I discovered what he preaches years ago on my own and…
Don Quixote mounts his trusty steed Rocinante with lance in hand once more.
I lobbied the entire community for months for access to a computer classroom with Web access to help teach people about enhancing their job search by learning and using Web based tools. These tools include WordPress, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. My wish came true this week in a matter of days after publication of a letter to the editor in the Buffalo Grove Patch.
Classes are scheduled to start Monday, March 14th in Wheeling, Illinois. Registration is required at Indian Trails Public Library Web site. Details follow on my scheduled Monday, March 28th, morning post.
Right now I am looking for companies and people who can also contribute, no strings attached. I already have a printer who will do free resumes and a photographer to do new portraits. These are free and without obligation. A brief blurb, photo and link to your Web site will be included at my free WordPress Tutorial Site:
Count your blessings right now and give back whatever you can. I can’t promise much, except some personal satisfaction and a link to your site from this blog post as well as my free tutorial site.
What can you add?
This can be upfront as the present contributors do or as a reward based promotion so that everyone in town is not beating down your door.
My qualifier in the latter case would be, all by my grading – and I am tough! – Just ask Jack! :
- Must have completed 100% grading on their LinkedIn profile,
- Successfully published a WordPress resume or portfolio site,
- Started searching Twitter for applicable jobs, etc.
I will issue certificates of completion to all who meet these specifications and email you a blank copy so you can verify my atrocious signature….just kidding, give away my autograph for zip! Are you nuts?
Who can contribute?
Here’s a list I brainstormed this morning since 4:00 AM when I came up with this screwy idea and I was awoken (as if I sleep any more anyway!):
Videographers – A brief YouTube personal introduction.
Copywriters – Do I need to go further?
Job Counselors – Hints and tips
Human Resources – ditto
Head Hunters – ditto
Dry Cleaners – clean and press a business suit
Hair Dressers – new hairstyle
Attorney – free simple will
Accountant – free tax return
Find a job through this process and grant a reward…
Restauranters – Treat a couple to a meal
Limo Drivers – supply a ride.
Theaters and shows – some free tickets
Restrictions – Aren’t There Always?
There are no limits to the numbers of contributors in a category. Your competitors may be included.
These must be a no questions asked (except for participation in the class or successful completion) offer, entirely free with NO STRINGS ATTACHED. We will ask participants for feed back and we may withdraw your offer and promotions without recourse if verified.
Please, please NO calls or emails…. just putting the program together and getting some publicity is a daunting task in the time frame.
Submit your offer here (subject to editing) on this post as a comment. We’ll check you out and one of us will call to verify. You can leave a number which I will not include in your comment if we accept your offer. I moderate all comments prior to posting.