July 20, 2009

My last post…

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:48 pm by jannyf

…well, this is the end of the line for Your Interview Coach.  After contemplation, I have decided to end this business and go down a different path.

I am returning to school – keep your fingers crossed that I am accepted into the HIM program at IRSC.

I am returning to a full-time job. I don’t know what that is yet, but I need to look out for my family and take care of them.  For us that means a steady income and health benefits.

Everything in life is a learning experience and I have learned from this experience. It’s not easy being an entrepreneur.  I believe your heart has to be 200% into what you are endeavoring to do in order to be successful.  I also think that in a two income family, one needs to be stable.  In our family, that’s me.

I wish everyone the best of luck in their own endeavors.

June 26, 2009

The new way to find a job – use Twitter & Facebook

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 10:40 am by jannyf

Time magazine recently posted this article on using social media to find a job.  Check it out:

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1903083,00.html

May 11, 2009

The April Jobless Claim Numbers Look Good or Do They?

Posted in 20256529, free, hope, interview analysis, jobless claims, positive outlook, Treasure Coast, Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 1:58 pm by jannyf

Hope – we always have it and need to share it.  The jobless claim numbers have been reported for week ending April 11, and there was hopeful news!

The number of new claims dropped by 53,000.  What does this mean for the economy?  Well, we certainly aren’t out of the woods yet.  While these numbers are for initial claims, the number of people still receiving unemployment has risen.  This slight drop in initial claims may mean that the layoffs are slowing, which is also hopeful news. 

Here on the Treasure Coast we continue to struggle with the unemployment numbers.  There are actions you can take as a job seeker right now.  These include:

1.  Consider any part-time work you can find.  Whether it’s delivering pizzas or walking dogs, getting out of your house and engaging in activity is stimulating for your mind and a morale booster.

2.  Consider volunteering.  I know it doesn’t create an income, however, it could land you a job.  This is a great time to explore different non-profits that need your help.  Also, non-profits cover a variety of industries.  By volunteering in an industry that you have no exposure to could help you decide if you have an interest in a certain career field.

3.  Consider returning to school.  Here on the Treasure Coast we have a variety of schools.  From IRSC to MedVance to Massage School, there is some type of training for everyone.

4.  Become a Mom-preneur.  Ok, so you don’t have little ones that you want to stay at home with, however, what about that ‘great idea’ you have that you have always wanted to try?  NOW is the time to get in action.  Call the SBDC at IRSC to make an appointment with a counselor, go to the library and research your idea.  Do you think Henry Ford started with a full blown factory?  NO!  Most entrepreneurs start out of their homes and move from there.  If you have a product to sell, consider the Stuart Green Market or the Flea Market – or try both!  You don’t know until you put yourself out there. 

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the jobless claim numbers start to decrease which would indicate recovery.  In the meantime, keep searching!  And if you need some help, consider taking my 10 minute FREE interview analysis to help you on your way!