Have you explored the resources for Jobcase? What about taking a personality test that is offered? I think if employers would use that information you can build a great team with great productivity.
May I suggest taking the personality test to see who you are for future connection and networking purposes.
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
We see a lot of comments coming into the platform about challenges that people are having with unemployment benefits. Which makes a lot of sense; there are millions of us that are out of work and overwhelming systems that aren't designed to pay out but rather force you to look for work. So looking at the other piece of the problem, the job search during a pandemic.
What are the challenges you're facing during your job search? What information and help would be most useful to you now for you job search?
in 2018 I was diagnosed and treated for lung cancer (I never smoke). Although I am in remission now, I am still considered high risk for COVID because of this health history and because of my age. I am an administrator (18 years +) for an assisted living facility, we are considered frontline workers. In January a staff came out with COVID. I made a conscious decision to stay home and be safe. The spread of the virus was rapid. Pretty soon approximately 70% of the residents and staff had it. I am not wealthy and I am not the type to stay home and vegetate. I love working with seniors and veterans, so I decided to re-invent myself. I opened my own company that provides service to my beloved seniors and veterans but without the high risk of getting COVID. My investment in my business is minimal because I work from home and I am the marketing person for now. COVID is a curse and a blessing at the same time. Because of it, many people have lost their job. But because of it, many home-based jobs have also surfaced. For people who are raising small children, home-based jobs or businesses are ideal. You don't have to waste time getting ready, leaving your children with babysitters, or drive. You can work anytime at home. If I can re-invent myself at my age (70) anyone else can. Just go for it. But to do this you must have self-discipline, the drive, and the will to stick to it and make it. I know you can do it. Good luck.
For me it's that I'm still in highschool. But I will need a job come summer, because this is my senior year.
If you're looking for more information on state specific programs for individuals and businesses, check out this new tool from NPR.
This is a great way to quickly find out what's available and how you can access these programs locally. Select your state and the relevant questions to you and the list of programs will appear. If you need assistance navigating it, I'm happy to help you!
Has #Coronavirus impacted your work or income? The government is working on getting relief money to most adults in the U.S. Here's what you should know about the Coronavirus relief bill.
Grant money for individuals • You must have a social security number to qualify for a relief payment • You will not have to apply to receive payment, the IRS will mail a check (or direct deposit) if you qualify • Payments will likely be issued ~3 weeks after the bill is signed into law • If you made $75,000 or less on your 2019 taxes (2018 if you haven’t filed yet) you will qualify for a $1,200 one-time payment • If you made more than $75,000, the payment will be less; and if you made more than $99,000, you will not receive the grant • If you have children under the age of 17, you will receive an additional payment of $500 for each child
Unemployment benefits • Unemployment insurance payments to individuals will increase by $600 per week (for the first 4 months) • In most states, benefits will be extended from 26 to 39 weeks • Contract, freelance, gig, self-employed, partially-employed and non-traditional workers will now be eligible for unemployment benefits • If you’re unemployed or Coronavirus has impacted your work, start the process now [5 steps] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/984ca5c8-a2f5-4453-8496-cf89463daa74?sharedFrom=copyLink)
WBUR posted this article about how to replace lost income due to covid-19. It includes a variety of local resources and some national ones too.