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Let`s #HelpGreg get a job

I’ve written about Greg for more than a year now, about his education and experience, his advices to young people, but, mostly, about his struggles to find a new job.

He has been unemployed for almost a year and a half, even if he has a great resume and a lot of friends which could help him, but…

After weeks of debates, I have decided to ask you, my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn friends and blog readers, for your help in getting Greg a job...or, at least, job interviews. So, if you know someone that might be interested in Greg, let me know.

This is just a caricature. He`s not the real Greg
This is just a caricature. He`s not the real Greg

Now, let’s go through Greg‘s resume. Continue reading “Let`s #HelpGreg get a job”

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Career counselling #14: Should Greg still apply?

Greg has now 16 months since he`s been unemployed. He scoured the seven seas, searching for four-leafs clovers and ran after a leprechaun to kiss him. All these just to get a job.

He applied to highly specialized jobs for which he had the perfect resume and he was thinking of sales positions, teaching or any kind of other jobs that could bring him more money than his unemployment aid.

Credits: Shutterstock
Credits: Shutterstock

Greg applied to jobs all across the world. He had interviews in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and a few other countries. But now things get interesting. He had interviews for jobs for which he was a perfect match and jobs where he would have done a great job. Continue reading “Career counselling #14: Should Greg still apply?”

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Career counseling #9: Greg`s offers

Another crossroad in the life of a graduate or that of an unemployed person is receiving the offer. You smile, scream and say that you`re saved.

But what happens when you receive two (or more) offers? In Greg`s case, the problem was that he had to choose between a well-paid, but meaningless, hateful job and a job that he would love, but with far less money. After months of receiving unemployment aid and barely able to surface, he had a very tough choice ahead.

Greg thought about it, weighing advantages and disadvantages, creating SWOTs and everything that a person who has a choice in front of it will do. READ MORE!