Anyone seen the jobs???

by Darlene Zambruski | September 13, 2012

With the presidential election about to commence, TV is filled with stories about Americans wanting – needing jobs.

Those of us outside of Washington have known that for quite awhile. Even with the most stellar resume, if you’re in a contracting industry, one where jobs are still being shipped overseas, then you won’t get many calls.

Transitioning to another industry is an option (and these days, a necessity). However, learning a new skill takes time.

Even poets are lamenting the poor employment picture these days.

We discovered Sally Van Doren’s piece “Call Us” at In reading Ms. Van Doren’s work, we can feel a jobseeker’s pain.

But we must cling to hope. Not the pie-in-the-sky kind. The ‘I can do this” variety. If necessary, switch your industry and career. Learn a new trade. Be flexible. Show an employer you can wear many hats. Have a great resume. One that is achievement rather than task focused with an opening summary that paints you as the ideal candidate for the position.

Don’t give up. Channel your pent-up frustration and change “Call Me” into “I Got the Job”.

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