UPDATED ON 12/30/2021

When the job search process gives us dead ends and money is tight, it calls for ambitious proactive measures. No one is ever really stuck.

Job Searches Do Not Have Dead Ends

Now, our attitudes have changed. We care about the people around us more than ever before. This has heighten our demands, demands that companies may not be able to satisfy. So we face tough decisions that need to accommodate those family obligations that conflict with conventional workplace policies.

As a result, although the workforce may be more lenient, long-term unemployment remains a thing. Rejection remains a thing.

Soon, everywhere we turn looks like a dead end.

So as retirements or even the kids’ college funds run dry, this has led most of my clients to tell me they demand a job with appropriate benefits ASAP.

Brutal Journey To Be Gainfully Employed

Sunbreak Resumes Grueling Journey to Be Gainfully Employed

Although our environment has changed, business culture is slow to adapt in most cases. And unfortunately for a lot of us, our situation has stayed the same.

The Light

Sunbreak Resumes The Light

Many of my clients are at their wit’s end by the time they find me.

As a resume coach, I do my best to breathe life into their resumes so they can rejuvenate, feel better about their prospects, and end their job searches with happy endings.

I am grateful to say that has happened to more than half my clients during the pandemic.

Nonetheless, I admit some of them are still chugging along. Granted that more recruiters and hiring managers are inviting them to the interview, they are still at it. And the longer this becomes, the more likely they will feel stuck yet again.

But in this past year since I started my business before Covid, I have learned a crucial lesson.

We are never, ever truly stuck. We always have a choice.

The choice to create our own way.

Especially during an international crisis, this search for the right opportunity continues to look more and more like finding a needle in a haystack…

…when that needle has been in front of our eyes the whole time.

That needle may very well be our lifesaver.

When there is nothing more to lose, nowhere to go but up, we need to take the well-thought out risk of starting our own opportunity.

As individuals, we have the power to be independent contractors who offer our expertise to anyone who needs it.

We can feed our neighbors and serve as the town chef.

We can create products that will save entire communities.

All we need is our will. As long as we have that, support and funding will follow and take us to new heights.

So, you see, we are never stuck.

Read about how Sunbreak Resumes started.

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