Unemployment is both a major cause and effect of depression, low self-worth, and despair. Often the tragic results of unemployment are violence, family breakdown, addiction, suicide, and other mental distress.
Many people struggle with employment in undesirable work or remain unemployed in their frustrated and futile efforts to find paid work. The problem is neither that their resumes are inadequate nor their lack of skills for available positions.
HOW TO FIND IDEAL EMPLOYMENT
The following steps to ideal employment remove the risk for the applicant and for the prospective employer:
STEP 1: Imagine and describe the ideal employment that matches your training, skills, and interest.
STEP 2: Visit the workplace that most closely resembles your area of interest.
STEP 3: Explain that you would like to volunteer to perform any services required by the employer.
STEP 4: After demonstrating your ability to perform quality service, apply for a paid position when it becomes available.
STEP 5: Whether or not you are hired, ask for a written letter or evaluation of your services so that you can use the letter for future employment.
In today’s economic environment, your demonstration of quality service is of more value than a printed resume. This principle holds true for people seeking paid employment as well as for businesses offering a service to the public: demonstrate quality before a fee is required.
This approach reduces the risk for the employer (or for the public) because he is able to directly assess your ability to perform the job requirements without paying a wage or salary. Once your ability is demonstrated, the employer will want to offer you a paid position so that he does not lose your valuable services.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The College of Mental Health Counseling provides advanced skills and basic training for the general public wanting to enter the counseling profession. The best-selling training manual from the College is "Effective Counseling Skills" by Daniel Keeran, MSW, http://www.amazon.com/
TO REGISTER for the Certificate Course in Counseling with knowledge and skills transferable to any employment visit http://www.collegemhc.com