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Holly Schnack Demonstrates Perseverance Like No Other

17 July 2009 Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz No Comment

I received an email from Holly Schnack today.  She’s looking for work…again??  She’s the job hunter Fox Chicago TV featured in last summer’s story called “Monument to Perseverance.”  But don’t expect this change management consultant to be out of work long.  During her last job hunt, she put on a sign and took to the Windy City streets resume in hand.  She handed it out to everyone she could and even got herself interviewed on the local news. 

I know what it’s like being out of work. The expression “been there done that” applies to me and its what fuels me to blog and advise people on their job hunts.

Take a look at Holly on TV.  Follow the link and see her story.   I remember days during my job hunts when getting out of bed took a lot of effort. I’ve spoken to people completely frustrated with the unfairness of age descrimination. I interact with people out right sick of hearing about how over qualified they are for one more job they aren’t getting.

But I also want to challenge you to beat every ounce of negativity out of your system.  Watch this lady’s video and see if you are open to doing whatever it takes to get that next job. I’m not saying it’s easy clearly remembering how tough it was for me. I can tell you with complete assurance, “The wallowing gets you no where except to depression alley really fast.”

Find yourself a another job seeker and commit yourself to partnering up and getting each other through this. Walk the streets with a sign. Show up cold turkey at the front door of an employer where you want to work. Cold-call a CEO, talk to strangers on the train, crash a wedding if you have to. Do whatever it takes.

You may not get work tomorrow, but I can assure you one thing. From now until you land that next position, you will learn so much. By pushing yourself past your self imposed comfort zone you will pick up skills that will serve you well in whatever you end up doing next.  You might even have yourself some fun and wouldn’t that be nice during this time of unemployment.

Enough rah-raw for this Friday afternoon. Have a great weekend!!!


Jorge Lazaro Diaz

Jorge Lazaro Diaz is the "Original" Career Jockey who started this blog and now serves as the Managing Editor. You'll find he enjoys focusing on professional and personal development articles and frequently covers motivational and spiritual topics.

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