Hire Me Tees – For Real?
ran across this interesting company, Hire
Me Tee that
is betting on the fact that the unemployed will want to plaster their unemployed status
across the front of their T-Shirt for the world to see. At
first I chuckled, but then it made me think some more about some opposing forces that
can really hamper a person’s job search.
this site suggests, a high proportion of jobs these days are found through networking. We’ve
talked about this before in some of our previous posts; “Hosting
a Job Club for Exiting Employees” and “Partnering
with Employers in Your Area to Get People Back to Work Faster”. Given
the way people are finding jobs these days I can’t stress enough the importance of
thinking about ways to help your exiting employees make connections.
is tough though. It requires people to
get out there and mingle and basically tell people that you have lost your job. Regardless
of whether it was through no fault of their own, people still feel that there is an
emotional stigma attached to saying “I’m unemployed”. I
remember when I was out of work for a year or so because I decided to stay home with
my newborn daughter. People were always
asking me what I did for a living and even though my hiatus was by choice, I still
felt like I wasn’t living up to some perceived expectation that you had to be gainfully
employed to be of value in our society.
have changed and with the current economic conditions, there are more and more people
out there of great value that are becoming unemployed through no fault of their own. Employers
can definitely play a part in helping their exiting employees make connections after
a job loss by helping them see that they still maintain great value and offering suggestions
on how they can put themselves out there.
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