I was going to embed the video of the story here, however after trying it and doing a preview without publishing, it would do a continual loop, playing without stopping, so I am posting a link to the news article instead, it has a link to the edited video interview that aired last night: Valley blogger shares job hunting experience, helps others
For those of you that came to my site from that link initially, thank you But for those of you just coming across this now, it’s a link to a story and video clip of my job search and networking.
I sent him an email and asked him if I could use the link to pictures and the story in my blog post. He responded, and said yes, and I told him I’d let him know when I posted the story I was writing. I shot him a quick email after that, letting him know I’d published my blog post.
I never imagined a week later I’d get an email from him saying:
‘I would like to do a story about your blog and experiences involving the job search’
I got the email about an hour after after he sent it as I hadn’t been checking my email often, I thought about emailing him back, and asking more information, but he did give me his cell # in the email, so instead picked up the phone and called him and I am glad I didn’t miss out on the opportunity. Chris said they were doing a quick interview in North Scottsdale, and he would like to come over after that to interview me.
I figured I was one of many they were interviewing for this story, and it would be fun to get out there, to have a little clip or comment on the news.
He asked me a question during the interview which I’m paraphrasing here as I don’t recall his exact words, “What would you say to people who may be afraid of or unfamiliar with the technology?”, and my comment about “You can choose to embrace it and go with it.” was part of my comment that made it on the air.
There was of course things that didn’t make it to the edited version which runs a little bit longer than a minute 30 seconds, I mentioned several other important groups and sites in the unedited interview that are a part of my job search efforts:
- Scottsdale Job Network – SJN (www.scottsdalejobnet.com)
- St Patricks Employment Support Ministry (www.stpatrickscottsdale.org/W2/ministries/)
- Health care network group meeting (currently no active website, but hope I can help with that soon)
- Jobshouts (jobshouts.com) @jobshouts on twitter
- JobAngels (www.jobangels.org) @jobangels on twitter
There are other resources I also didn’t mention in the interview and off camera that I will be sharing as I start to write more, as well as sharing more of my experiences since the story aired.
I will be adding a page to my blog with contact information soon, so anyone wanting to contact me off the blog can do so, but please feel free to post comments to my posts.
I have also tagged names of people who are part of the above mentioned groups and will write about the people and their relationship to each group at a later time.
Look for more coming in the next few days.