William Newberry
7 months ago
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Losing Steam

They say that you can be anything you want in this life. You have social media to thank for broadcasting everybody elses successes. I legitimately have a family where every cousin, brother or above has a family, a high paying job and a house. Im 33 and even my young 20 something cousins are married and making good money. The one thing they have in common? Success... I spent the better part of 15 years moving up in a company and the last 2 years almost killed me and the place dissolved my position. Ive spent two months showcasing my talent, experience, interviewing and applying. Im still in the same place. Living in an apartment, no money, family helping but Im alone. Do you just feel like being anything you can be just dies inside you at a point? My dreams and projects have all fallen apart. My prospects stopped or blocked. Do you just feel like it has to turn better at some point? Can a person keep giving out what they don’t have? Im lost. Some say pray and it will work out. Ive been praying before, through and at this point.

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Johnny Dunn
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Have the employment office look at your resume at the same time they can find you a job that fits your skills. Also, look into salary.com they may also have something for you to look into and what payscale that fits.

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John Huang
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Hey William Newberry it’s time to put on the blinders and ignore everyone else’s successes and focus on only your own journey. Comparing yourself only breeds jealous and depression.

You are way too early in the job search to be hanging your head and giving up. I have friends with MBAs and experience at the best companies in the world that took over a year to find a job. It always takes longer than you think. Be patient. Make sure that after every interview you are learning and getting better even if you don’t get a job. You got this!

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Lenin Pina
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Hey William Newberry , I see about 15 years of solid leadership and management experience listed on your profile. You've also spent the bulk of those years with one employer which speaks volumes to your commitment to loyalty, dependability and consistency.

Most people expect someone with your education and solid work background to network your way right into another similar or better employment situation without as much as completing 1 online application.

The employment community today, unfortunately, has become way too impersonal to allow for more of those networking opportunities. The competition for workers with your high qualifications is highly competitive.

2 months job searching isn't a lot of time. You may think you're stuck right now because your circumstances haven't changed but all the work you've been putting in promoting your services and availability is moving the dial towards landing the right job opportunities in more ways than you can imagine.

Navigating through the job search process is extremely stressful and challenging for everyone. Time and effort invested with little to no success takes a physically and emotionally heavy burden on one’s spirit. The key is to develop new activities and routines to keep you healthy, focused and determined to persevere throughout the journey.

The most important item I hope you can take away from this feedback William Newberry is that You Are Not Alone! Reaching out to voice out your concerns and lack of tangible/viewable progress within this community is a GREAT thing.

The feedback and suggestions you’ll receive from other members in this platform may help you discover job search strategy opportunities self empowerment skills you were never aware of. The networking connections and friendships you will establish here are also priceless!

Stay encouraged and definitely keep up the positive behavior. Your next career opportunity is closer than you think!

We're rooting for you :-)

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Samantha Murphy
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I 100% know where youre coming from. Ive given my all in EVERYTHING I DO. I DONT HALF ASS DO ANYTHING. My empathy for othrrs is ridiculous which has allowed EVERY single family member I had walk me straight in to the dirt along with question as to what I did to deserve the lonely unwanted life i now have. Ive had everything a career family hoise and all of it has been wrongfully talen but where I'm at now is soul searching and wonderful bc I see what my real worth is and I wake up everyday as it was a new one with a smile on my face trying just as hard to keep it moving and think to the future bc regardless of what has happened its gotta get better . God only gives his STRONGEST WARRIORS THE HARDEST LIFE. and also lookimg through the outside of the window isnt really all what it appears I promise you.

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Carrie Gillespie
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I understand how frustrating this is. I've found that taking small steps makes me feel better, and in turn I have more confidence and energy to keep pushing through! Try doing one thing each day that makes you proud (like going for a walk or calling an old friend to catch up). Don't give up!

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Renita Mitchell
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Your story is sad, but there's always hope and the thing is the sun going to shine and everyday life goes on and you must continue with it, because as long as you are alive your work on earth continues. So, please don't give up hope, because something is out there just for you.

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Geralynn Alarcon
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Have you heard of the company called Alorica. I felt the same way as you until they gave me an amazing opportunity to work for them. They are supportive and always inspire me to do better and to move up in the company. They don't just get on you when you make mistakes but they do acknowledge and rewards/bonus' for a job well done. I hope you find light at the end of the dark tunnel you are going through like I was lucky enough to do through Alorica. They offer benefits, and discounts for services through countless corporations, including employee discounts at other companies like foot locker, T-Mobile, Liberty Mutual and many others, the list is countless.

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Karen Lee
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William, have you thought about running your own consultant business? Find your passion, what you really love doing and turn it into a business. Other options might include networking with your friends and relatives who are successful and asking them to bring you on board, even if it is temporary. If they are out of state, set up a "satellite" remote office. These are a few options others have suggested to me: teach (substitute in schools, teach English online), change careers (really?) and some have been less than helpful. In the meantime, the Pennyhoarder web site gives ideas on what to do for side gigs: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/?aff_sub2=homepage

Hoping for the best!

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