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05 August 2009 @ 01:15 pm
I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends...  
I have another favor to ask, you guys. My Dad was employed by the Florida Times-Union for thirty years until he was forced to retire in September of last year and he's having the world's worst time finding something new. I know that times are tough for all of us right now and that jobs are in extremely short supply, but what job and resume engines are currently the best to use? I stopped him from using Craigslist, but I'm not sure where else to angle him toward.

It breaks my heart to even have to do this. It's not fair that, after all this time and all of his experience, he has to try this hard to find something new. There's nothing worse then watching a man who is more than capable and more than willing struggle the way I've been watching Daddy do for the last year. Any help and every prayer you can manage would help emmensely. I hate feeling this helpless. This is one of those times when I wish I did have a publishing deal, just so I could take care of the rest of the family. As much as I loathe my job right now, I'm doing far better than my parents. This just isn't fair to them. Not after the struggle they had to raise us with so little in the house. They deserve so much better.
On the Verge of: moodyHeartbroken
Amelie: CK-Crusadeamelietw on August 5th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I don't know if the one I use are available in the US since I'm in Canada, but if it can help you (and your dad):

~ Monster
~ Workopolis
~ Jobsearch

Good luck !! :)

Edited at 2009-08-05 05:46 pm (UTC)
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on August 5th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight* Every little bit helps, sweetheart. We'll check those out as soon as I get to Mom. Thank you so much.
Amelie: CK-Crusadeamelietw on August 5th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs back*

Another one: Career Builder, which have a link available in the US !!


It seems to be a big one ! ;)

Lois: Clois :: Alwayskalalanekent on August 6th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Both me and Dad thank you hugely, love. He was grateful for all the help.
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Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on August 6th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
It's been almost a year since they put him out and I think it's just really taking a toll on him. He's used to being the bread-winner in the hour and it's Mom that's having to run the show right now and without that much money. I hate watching how hurt he is over all of this.
Me: Christian - Intercessionbrdwaybebe on August 6th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
I'm prayin honey!

The ideas I had were already suggested but I'll be back if I find anything good.

In the meantime I'm praying *hugs*
Lois: LS :: Superman Lois :: Face to Facekalalanekent on August 6th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Any and all prayers would be greatly appreciated at this point. I just want to see things get better for them. And I wish I had the money to spare at the moment to make their lives easier.

And do let me know if you run across anything else. *hugs*
(Anonymous) on August 6th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Work search :)
Hi, Charles here.

I saw a lot of great job search listings already. I recommend a state govt. facility for where you live. The unemployment agency will usually assist you in finding work. As for a resume, I suggest Resumebuilder.com I hope he finds something soon, remember, he only needs one yes :) You absolutely have my prayers. I know it will all turn out for the best. He just hasn't found his dream job yet :)

P.S. What about public transportation, or the post office? Good luck and be well :)
Lois: LS :: Richois :: Familykalalanekent on August 10th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Work search :)
Thanks for all the suggestions, Charles. I haven't heard back from Dad yet, but I'm hoping that all of these suggestions have given him something. He worked for the census bureau for a time, so I'd love to see him in another government job. *crosses fingers*