I was recently interviewed by Keith Yaskin of Fox 10 News about my job search, the story aired on Labor Day during the 5 pm broadcast though I met with him the previous week. He also interviewed another gentleman, Bill Parfitt for the story.
Below is the video portion of that story, the story can be found on the Fox 10 website here at this link.
I had been working from February through July for the 2010 US Census project, and have gotten back to some networking since being laid off. I’ve been updating my networking calendar with upcoming events as well, and will continue to add events I will likely attend.
One of the things that didn’t make it to the on-air portion was about social media, in particular LinkedIn, which I have been using more regularly. Since my initial layoff in September 2008 I have built a network on LinkedIn of over 300 professionals, and I’ve met the majority of them in person, though I do have some contacts i haven’t met face to face.
I mentioned “resources out there” in the interview which did make it to the on-air portion. Several of those resources, are:
- Networking groups including business groups, employment support groups, volunteering
- Outplacement resources (if available through a recent layoff as I had with the Census)
- Social Services including faith based organizations, food banks, unemployment, food stamps, etc
- Re-Training (or updating your skills) through Workforce Development
Please comment below if you know of other resources available that I did not mention, as I want to include other resources for my readers.