Meetings from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Mondays in the Hasbrouck Heights Library. Join us. No prior membership or sign up required.
Bad enough dealing with unemployment or underemployment, try keeping your sanity at the same time.
If you go at this all alone, with absolutely no help of assistance whatsoever, you are as good as sunk, or at the very least, you will find that job, that goal, much, much later than you expected. Worse, you could end up just settling on something below your skill level and below you interest level!
You do NOT want to do that! At least, if you can afford not to. Sure, there are bills to pay, mouths to feed, and cars run on gasoline not good intentions. No matter what, the experts on getting out of this mess, as well as those who are in the trenches are all saying, it is best to research and to plan before going out on the
Planning is not easy when you have no idea where to start. Even then, there are many false starts, stumbling, and pot holes one can get stuck in. Here are some steps to get over them and continue on your way.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. It is absolutely imperative that you
stay positive through this tough time. With the depression apathy will follow.
The unhealthy side of the brain, and we all have this creature in us, will be
fueled by the negativity and we will do nothing!
This will do no good!
Remember what good you have done! Remember you are not alone. Remember there is hope as long as you keep moving, do something! Like continuing to….
A link, http://www.foodtraders.us/nhn-mission-statement.html,
to us, Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors in New Jersey. Not to be confused with the
one in Brooklyn.
We are one place to network, to meet others in your situation. But this is not just an airy little get together where we all complain! No! Action is taken! For without action there can be no progress!
Hasbrouck Heights Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors meets every Monday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hasbrouck Heights Library! Actually, we meet right across from the Library.
Come and visit, stay, and join!
As you search, bring a notepad, a paper one. Not one of those fancy electrical ones that are all the craze these days. Use erasable pens, my personal favorite.
With the ears open wide, listen and grab what info and contact info you can.
Get the guts of other people’s stories, grab their ideas, grab their tactics, their
success stories and keep that book safe! Use what you learn as the basis for
your own plan.
You are so full of stuff. Most of it we could not consume, digest and utilize
if we had three or four life times. The problem is there’s a bit of junk out
there which can cause digestive problems. You know the kind, the kind that
makes you worry because you feel hopeless, because you feel inadequate and as
if you have screwed up.
Or the places that lead you to part with sums of hard earned, badly needed money. Times like this,
scammers and bad ideas are zipping around like hungry vultures in the sky
above. Let’s not give those ugly birds their next meal!
Sources of real information lead to real action. Sites like these are examples of real information:
Info on Labor Demand from the New Jersey Department of Labor:
100 Fastest Growing
Companies:Ones in NJ:
Occupational Projections for NJ: 2008-2018
Sites like these, used in actual research, cause action, give hope, give direction! Try them!
NhN is a network of volunteer peer support groups that follow a
community-based approach to help under-employed and unemployed residents get back to work. NhN embraces a ‘pay it forward’ ethos, asking all associates to contribute to other members by sharing job search techniques, related professional career development resources, personal referrals and generally providing a forum where members feeling empowered, energized and focused on the job search.
- Provide compassionate, nonjudgmental support to members through networking, coaching, leadership experience, and camaraderie.
- Partner with community business leaders to match members with job openings and volunteer and or paid consulting opportunities.
- Expand network reach throughout local communities where there is a need and interest in the New York-New Jersey metro area and the eventual expansion into other states.
- Be positive in approach and encourage others to remain positive when facing the inherent challenges of the job search.
- Be compassionate and firm, as needed, to maintain productive meeting atmosphere and consistent results orientation.
- Be active in respective home towns by developing the group and its role in each community.
- Take the extra step to help members by sharing personal network and job leads.
Wishing you Peace and Good Luck!