We have sixteen days until a brand new year. And let’s be honest… if you’re like most people in the world today, it can’t come fast enough. We’ve all had enough of 2020.
This year was hard for pretty much everybody I know… and in different ways, too. Everybody’s hard is different. Schools were closed. Parents had to ‘homeschool’. Businesses fought to stay in business. Some succeeded. A lot of them failed. And people lost their jobs. Lots of people.
People lost their jobs. And it was really easy to also lose hope. Especially when we started this pandemic with a ‘stay at home’ order that was supposed to last 2 weeks. Then 2 more weeks. Then another month. Then… well, you know. And here we are, still.
While it might feel hopeless, I want to reassure you that it’s NOT!
Businesses are adapting. And they’re hiring! (In fact, here are 103 companies that are apparently actively hiring…) But if you’re looking for a job, you’ll likely have a lot of competition, as the unemployment rate is at the lowest it’s been in over 50 years…
This article wasn’t meant to reinforce the hopelessness, though 😉 I want to help!!
There are a lot of things you can be doing to get yourself ready to be hired!!
Pick yourself up.
Dust yourself off.
Update your resume.
Update your LinkedIn profile.
And ACTIVELY work on your JOB SEARCH. Like, intentionally.
Not passively. Or haphazardly. But actively and with purpose. And if you’re not sure how to do this, start HERE.
Jason Alba created this 6-week Job Search Program and affectionately called it ‘Project HOPE’ … which is even more appropriate today than it was the day he named it that.
The premise of Project HOPE was to address three big problems that every job seeker he had spoken to were facing: Loneliness. Depression. And, the Right Things.
The program addresses those three things. It will help you feel less lonely. It will attack depression, and inspire hope. And it will help you understand what the right things are.
Jason combined ideas and principles that he’s learned over the last 14+ years talking with hundreds of career experts, and thousands of job seekers. From the bottom of Florida to the top of Washington state, from job ministries and MBA programs to living rooms and the phone, Jason distills what he would advise you to do in the job search.
He combines this with Mark LeBlanc’s success principles (that he teaches small businesses – who have remarkably similar/identical needs that job seekers have).
And it’s really, really effective.
Project Hope is a 6-week audio program.
Each morning you listen to an audio recording, where Jason will walk you through your day. He will train you in best practice job search tactics, starting at what you should do today, and then building every day for six weeks. It starts out pretty simple, baby-stepping you into the program, but soon you are doing all the right things.
This program will not consume your day. In fact, for the first couple of weeks it will likely only take 30 to 60 minutes each day, which means you’ll have plenty of time to do your own stuff. It also means that if you lucky enough to be working a full-time job, or if you are busy preparing for the holidays, you will still be able to do this program.
As time goes on, as you learn more skills, the tasks get a little harder. But they also should produce more results to get you closer to the right job.
There will also be accountability. At the end of the day, you will be asked it you completed your three outlined high value activities. And each day starts with a clean slate.
To be clear – while the program provides guided coaching, it is not customized coaching. It is a recorded program where Jason coaches you on what to do and think today, and tomorrow, and the next day, until you land a job.
But most importantly, as I mentioned, it will not consume your day. You can make it as big or small as you want. It is designed to be something you can do every day without feeling like it is overwhelming.
How much will this cost?
Right now the pricing is $397, however, due to the events of 2020, Jason has extended the introductory price of $197… which is a very small price to pay for daily structure and accountability in your job search!
And – when you are done with six weeks, you will have continued access to the program. You can start over, or start over at week 2 or 3 or whatever, or just listen to the Wednesday of week 6, as long as you want.
You’ll also have new tools in your toolbox and enough training to allow you to do your own program after the 6 weeks are over. This program is about empowering you, not tying you to a 6-week program.
Give yourself this gift of hope. And hopefully a new job for the new year!!