Very sad indeed, but stay till the end of this thread and lets see if there is anything that we can do for ourselves or others, to avoid tragedies
A bright 21-year-old killed herself after more than 200 unsuccessful job applications.
Vicky Harrison had dreamed of a career as a teacher or a television producer, but gave up hope for the future, her family said yesterday.
A day after her latest rejection, and on the eve of her fortnightly trip to sign on, she wrote heartbreaking notes to her parents and boyfriend saying
'I don't want to be me any more' and took a huge drug overdose.
Her death last month tragically highlights the human cost of the highest level of joblessness since the mid-1990s. Rising youth unemployment has led
to warnings about a 'lost generation'.
Miss Harrison's devastated parents called yesterday for more help for young jobseekers, telling how the never-ending search for work had driven their
daughter to despair.
I wanted to write this to add somethings, some from me and well, others from ATS members that can add ideas, information, and even support for those
that are right now in need of something... anything to help this feeling that there is nothing left.
Here are a few of my ideas, especially those that I am trying to implement in my area.
Attire is important, but also standing out is, you can add a passport size photo to your resume, with a nice smile, that can surely help a bit in
Clothing also needs to be appropriate, but can also stand out, you dont need to be a tailor, but you can visit your local salvation army and pick up a
few items, either clothing, or accessories, like flowers, beads, ties, ect,. that you can sew on to an outfit that may make you stand out.
For men an interesting tie, that can be a conversation starter, and a woman with a flower in her hair, or original design that can also start an
interesting conversation during an interview. It shows originality, and also business sense.
If you have a specific trade. Construction, cooking, electrician, ect,. You can save a few bucks and look for trade schools that have current or soon
to graduate students that are looking to help start a business. It gives them hands on work that can later be added to a resume of their own, or a
starter business with you with more experience, and start with little jobs until you can really get out there, every little job counts
be added as job experience.
Maybe offer deals to those that are willing to give references as well.
Example if your a cook, go to the local cooking school and find three students that are enrolled, one can be pastry, the other sous chef, and even
business management. With the right approach this can be a business venture to catering and maybe even restaurant ownership.
Group interviews. If you know a few people are also looking try to start a car pool for interviews, this will save on transportation, but also have
moral support from others.
If husbands are going one week then the wives can babysit or have a play day with the children while they are out for the day, and woman and men can
switch week to week.
This doesnt have to be a problem that you deal with on your own, there are others out there, and every kind word, helpful tip, and supportive moment
can mean the world to those that need it.
If you have any tips, please add them here, and I hope that this helps someone out there.