Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Son Seeking Employment

May 27, 2015

Dear Cathy:

After high school my son had a job that lasted for 2 years but was let go because of his seniority.  He has looked for a new job everywhere but can’t find anything so he has given up all hope of finding a job.  He thinks he might want to start a business since he can’t find suitable employment.  What are your suggestions?  Seeking Employment, Georgia

Dear Seeking Employment:

When your son try to get back into the workplace, knowing someone on the inside is often the key to gaining employment again.  He needs to use word-of-mouth advertising to let people know that he is actively seeking employment.

Ask family, friends, and neighbors to inform others that he is seeking employment and what type of job he is seeking – so he should never stop networking. 

Young people are resourceful so he should use this extra time to go back to school to learn a trade either at a community college or technical school.  Some of these schools will even help him find employment or he can use his new skills to start a business.

Since he has all this time on his hand, there are business leagues, networks, incubators or resource centers in many cities which will provide him with plenty of information on how to get started in business.  Just make sure that he doesn’t become isolated and start hanging out with friends who have taken up bad habits. 

You can read more on how business works in the book “How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide To Starting Your Own Business” – available as an e-book and paperback.

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