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Edward Alexander "The Howitzer"
11 days ago
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"WALKING BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT" [IBYC]

I'm telling you the truth... (MUST READ)

Yes, we are living in challenging, difficult, and unprecedented times which effects our personal and professional lifestyles.

HOWEVER...

Find that drop of positivity and squeeze it tight within each negative situation, because this can sweeten and make all the difference in the world until your change comes.

Your situation in life will always be a lemon, until you sweeten it with sugar.

"Walking by faith, not by sight" creates the change.

I Believe You Can...!

#interview #workfromhome #jobsearch #positivity #inspiration #motivation #hope #hiringevents

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
about 2 months ago
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About Second Chances and hope for tmw.

I wrote this 3 years ago. Someone just resurfaced it for me and I thought I'd do same for everyone - becuase theres a lot to learn from those that are overcoming some of the biggest mistakes.
#secondchance #mistakes #hope #motivation

https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/1cee231d-7318-5faf-895d-50e15194a174

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 3 years ago
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I went to Prison! - Inspiration behind the bars..

Allow me to share some inspiration for us all. Allow me to tell you about 12 hours I spent in a level-2 max security prison.

Do you think people deserve a second chance? No matter what? Cat Hoke of Defy Ventures does. She welcomes inmates with horrible past actions/mistakes to embrace the regret and remorse as catalysts of change, but to shed shame. Shame has no place in a productive today and tomorrow. Shed shame, forgive and accept yourself, and then do the hard, hard work of improvement and preparation. Good lessons for us all I think.

I spent a day with people who were in prison for some abhorrent past actions, including murder. I spent a day with people who were vibrant, positive, engaged, optimistic, warm, kind, hopeful, scared, and hesitant. Many of them do not believe themselves worthy of a second chance. But Cat Hoke helps them see that they do.

Imagine being one of these inmates. Imagine being locked in a level-2 security prison with a few thousand other inmates – many of whom, needless to say, are not all remorseful regretful and looking for positive change. Imagine the intimidation of wondering how to figure out your worklife after lockup. Imagine how hard it must be to figure out how to apply to jobs, to present yourself and interview, or to give an entrepreneurial pitch to a panel of Venture Capitalist sharks, or to simply converse freely with people who have been active in business and life for the 15 years you spent locked in a cell. Now, imagine not just overcoming the fear and intimidation but also actually doing the hard work to succeed in all these challenges. Staggering challenges. And yet, the men with whom I had the pleasure to spend a day with at Valley State Prison did just that. Wow! Respect.

I judged a business pitch competition along with some Vc’s and other volunteers from Silicon Valley. We didn’t just judge. We bared souls too. And there was even some dancing. But mostly we humanized each other.

And they did great. They stood in front of a table of professionals waiting to judge them and they stated their business value prop, their competitive edge, sales/marketing plans, financial numbers, and asked (always remember the ask!) for what they needed – mentoring, investment, etc. They took questions well. They took feedback even better. In short, they impressed. Despite all the anchors to their past, all the challenges of the present and all the intimidation of the future, they impressed. I am so excited for those that get released and how they will succeed (graduates of Cat’s program have just 3% recidivism rate!).

SO HERES THE THING. The future of work is hard for everyone – everyone. But those who take control of their own worklife, keep up with new training, education and skills, and self advocates for better work – Those people WILL succeed. To be in this successful group, you need to let go of emotional anchors from the past, find the energy to do the work in the present and push through any fear and intimidation of the future. If felons with horrible past mistakes can find the path to self-forgiveness, can’t we all? If convicts with no freedom and resources can figure out new skills, can’t we all? If people who don’t interact in free society at all can push through intimidation and fear of the future – and of rejection, cant we all?

Yes, we can!

Yes, I am inspired to do more in my own life on all three aspects – forgive self, find time today, less fear of tmw. So, yes, I do believe in second chances, Cat. And I am inspired by a group of men who all wish they could go back in time and change things. But they cannot. So they don’t waste any more time looking back or dragging shame forward. They focus on being better today. They do the hard work. They don’t get discouraged. That’s a pretty good formula for us all.

I went to prison to help others. I came out of prison being the person who was most helped.

POSTSCRIPT FOR EMPLOYERS: Our society rightly demands punishment for crimes. But, parole is meant to be parole – not another phase of a life sentence. These aren’t just felons and convicts – they are people. And people change. If you do not consider people with past convictions in your hiring process, please consider changing. Not because it helps the 22 million Americans who have past convictions – but because these men and women are an overlooked valuable resource for your talent acquisition strategy. Think of the stamina, strength and passion to overcome these challenges. Now think of harnessing that for your business…

#Inspiration #secondchances #volunteer #hardwork #thankful #forgiveness #intimidation #success #hope

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Jocelyn Sonia Gonzaga Taitingfong
3 months ago
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I am from Saipan looking for a job either here or online, I will keep searching until I get one. I need to support my children it has been unfortunate because of this covid pandemic, but I am optimistic. #pray #hope #positivity

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Gus Kuzbyt
4 months ago
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#Hope

Hope is not a world class event, tragedy is shamefully as a universal disgrace.

Yet the flames of hope is and always have been in the heart of individuals.

Even when temporary extinguished, hope for the entire world can never manifest without the spark that is made by the hearts of individuals.

We are the hope that others are yet able to discover

“Always remember that “

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Gus Kuzbyt
4 months ago
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#Hope

Hope is not a world class event, tragedy is shamefully as a universal disgrace.

Yet the flames of hope is and always have been in the heart of individuals.

Even when temporary extinguished, hope for the entire world can never manifest without the spark that is made by the hearts of individuals.

We are the hope that others are yet able to discover

“Always remember that “

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Tyrone Watkins
about 4 years ago
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tears of joy

right now I just finally broke down crying because all of you had more hope in me than I had in myself..ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU

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Monica Squires
almost 2 years ago
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Where Does the Time Go???

It is the Anniversary of my car accident on 12-14-17. So, I had no idea or could have imagined how much life can lead you into different directions. Before the accident, I was living in the DC and MD area looking for a new direction. I was working as a substitute teacher, working for Lyft and doing some events in the city on occasion. Then the accident!!! In a moments notice, I could have been gone but God's plan for me was not over. Life has changed so much from that time. Blessings upon Blessings!!! Some challenges but nothing earth shattering. Life is full of challenges and those challenges are the opportunities for you to either push forward or continue doing the same thing expecting different results that are not going to happen. God has a plan for us all and we must seek guidance and strength daily.

I have been blessed to work from home doing a few different opportunities. I have been working from home with Sykes Enterprises, Inc. mainly, also been working part time with DaDaABC teaching English to Chinese students and I have been doing events in the City of Pittsburgh. God has allowed me to come out of the accident and push forward and move towards the plan he has for me.

The first of the year, I am looking to get this book in print that I have been working on, I have my second grand baby coming in March. My daughter that is expecting now is also getting married in July of next year. Pray for me, I have a business I would like to get launched. One of my most favorite people is in the picture below: My Prince, My Grand Baby KiYon!! Where does the Time Go???The Cycle of Life Continues!!!.

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Dee White
almost 4 years ago
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Hope

I think hope is a lot of what keeps people going. It's the hope that tomorrow will be better and the future brighter. Anyone who has a successful story and shared it, reminds us there is still hope. I believe in community, I believe there is still kindness, I believe we will all succeed if we choose too.

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Jacob Anderson
about 2 years ago
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Hardtimes

Just reading all the threads of people asking for hope, needing work, or getting through interviews or hopeful offers. This is me wishing everyone hope and to be strong and you got it! Like If you agree or feel free to comment to give hope to others. #hope #interviews #offer #work

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