“My Husband Needs A Job”
I love this. Check out the My Husband Needs a Job website and blog, and story. Apparently Oprah just wrote them and perhaps they’ll be on Oprah (how many thousands of PR people are jealous about that!)….
The question I pose is, how desperate are you? Are you going to sit around and do all the traditional things, like I did (and it got me nowhere)? Are you going to do some Guerrilla job search tactics, which might be outside of your comfort zone? Are you going to pose for a picture with a big sign pleading for a job?
Uncomfortable? Yes. Humbling? Yes. The right thing to do?
I think it’s perfect for Mike and his wife.
And it worked for the NYC Sandwich Board guy.
How desparate are you to change from unemployed to employed?
It’s tough times (that’s no secret) – what can you do that is outside of your comfort zone that will change your situation?
My husband is the owner of a home building company. We constructed a spec home which should have sold in the low$500,000’s but is still sitting two years later at $479,900. The house next door sold for $325,000. Prices have dropped significantly in this neighborhood. We will most likely lose everything we have worked over 25 years for, and it is so frustrating seeing my husband send out resumes in the 100’s with no response. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction field and can construct a home from the foundation up without the help of subcontractors. He has been a construction superintendent on projects in the city of Boston and is also a corporate real estate broker. What I am finding is that there is a college degree for everything imaginable. My husband has some college but no degree. He does however have extensive field experience supervising employees and working with town and city officials. But wait – let’s hire someone out of college who has never seen a construction site before hiring an established contractor. It is so unfair.
Definitely not fair, and you are not alone (although you probably feel alone :s).
Is he doing stuff other than sending resumes in the 100’s?