HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently Unemployed”

In looking at CNN.com earlier today, I saw on the main page of the site this article that talked yet again about the discrimination that the jobless face in the job hunt. Referred to unemployment as a “scarlet letter,” even. Grrrr! I’ve already made it pretty clear how I feel about this. But then I […]

Employment Status Has Nothing to Do with Ability

This is the second time that I have read an article related to employers not considering job applicants simply because they are unemployed. Since when did a person’s employment status become a litmus test for determining a person’s ability to do a job? Why would this one factor negate the skills, experience, and education that […]

Change is Everywhere, So Bring It to Your Job Goals, Too

A recent search that led someone to The Job Quest was: “Why should you keep reviewing and changing your job goals?” First off, I’m glad that the person realized that it is important to review job goals and make adjustments when necessary. As for the why, let’s see now… Job duties change Management changes Policies […]

Regrowth and the Job Hunt

I have this plant in my house (have no idea of its name because I am horticulturally challenged) that has been really beautiful — big broad leaves of green and white, just full and lush. It was a little unruly as the stems grew and hung over the edges of the pot, but it was […]

"Never Let Go of Hope"

One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself, “How did I get through all of that?” Just never let go of hope. Just never quit […]

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