Unexpectedly loosing your job can be a very traumatic and distressing experience at best of times. If you are over 40 and can't find job you deserve, you will need great inner strength and self belief to come out on top.
Could this be you?
You’re working at your family’s welding business during day, and then go to your second job at night. You’re 50-some years old, working as a cashier at Target. You always said that if you’re 40 years old and have a career that requires you to wear a name tag, then to just shoot you!
Not that there’s anything wrong with working at Target or wearing a name tag or working family business. Those are all honest jobs. It’s just that after 20 years with your previous company, and with your education and expertise, you hadn’t exactly planned on ramping up to your golden years asking customers if they’d like to save ten percent on their purchase by opening a store credit card.
You heard rumblings about company folding. But as far as you knew, numbers were good. At least they were good. unemployed, unemployment, downsizing, out of work, job seeker, redundant, fired, sacked
Then competition took over and owners decided it was a good time to bow out gracefully. You were hoping you weren’t going to be one of countless main wage earners to get let go. But sadly, you were. Unemployment ran out. You sent out literally hundreds of resumes and still nothing. Your spirits are down, you’re frustrated (that’s an understatement) and you even had to humble yourself to get some help from a local food pantry.
You’ve done all online courses; you have tirelessly pounded pavement and scoured classified ads. You’ve even hit up all online sources to jobs such as www.monster.com www.usajobs.com hotjobs.yahoo.com and about 800 other job boards that you regularly surf. If one more person tells you that a door closes and a window opens or that good things come to those who wait, you think you’re going to puke.