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Find Your Future LA
about 1 year ago
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Do you fall between ages 16 - 24 years old? Are you receiving some sort of government assistance, or are currently under foster care?

Job Corps is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that allows you to sign up for a 4-step career development plan. As a graduate of this system, you will be on track to successfully get your first job as well as find living accommodations, transportation, and family support resources needed to continue working (with the support of Job Corps resources).

Visit findyourfuture.la/resources/education to sign up and learn more!

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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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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
about 4 years ago
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Getting ahead -- How do you get that promotion?

How should people turn jobs into careers? If you are currently employed, what are you doing to make sure that you have a 'bigger job' next year (either more money, more responsibility, different responsibility or whatever else your goals are).
In general, I am really interested in what other Jobcasers have to say about this - so I don't want to bias with my thoughts up front. But I will say that the first step is identifying what it is you want. If you don't articulate the goal to yourself then how will you get it?? This is a time in labor markets where you need to be your own Agent and take charge of your own career. Don't wait for someone in a corner office to chart your career path for you - you need to do it yourself.
That said - what do you think? How do you think about getting ahead - and what does that even mean for you anyways? #promotion #achievement #raise #ambition #success

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 2 years ago
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Great way to invest 30mins!

Time is your most precious asset. Richest folks in the world cannot buy this. So the question is: how are you going to spend it, and how are you going to invest it? I spend it freely on time w kids, I foolishly spend it on too much tv. And, I invest it in Jobcase and education. I suggest you invest 30 mins watching 8 quick clips from a well-meaning billionaire. Ray Dalio built the mist successful Hedge Fund company in the world. He made himself a billionaire. Now, whatever you think of that professional pursuit, let’s recognoze it is EXTREMELY hard to succeed in that arena, to be the best, and to do so consistently over a long period of time. How did he do it? Are there lessons you can use fat your business or worklife? Well, Ray wrote it all out in a 600 page book called Principles. But, here is a link to his 30min video series that captures the main points. Whadayathink- how bout you and I trade 30 mins of tv time and invest it on learning how this man succeeded at such a grand scale.... . https://www.principles.com/principles-for-success/

#success #dalio #principles #inspiration #lessons #time #invest

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Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
about 1 year ago
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3 Steps to Help you Get Hired @UHG

I literally visit dozens of company websites looking for hiring opportunities to share with Jobcasers everyday so based on this experience I can honestly say the United Healthcare Group has the most informative and comprehensive career websites I’ve seen to date.

The UnitedHealth Group recruiters have carefully outlined everything career minded job seekers need to know to apply, interview and get hired.

At Jobcase, we understand how the online job searching process can get frustrating and monotonous especially after an extended period of time submitting online applications with no success so I decided to extract and list the top 3 instructions you need to follow in order to experience more successful hiring experience. Here are the Top 3 Application Steps:

1 - Search, go to the UnitedHealth Group career page and use the job search features to find the list of current employment opportunities available in your area. If you don’t find the job(s) you’re looking for then follow the job alert instructions in order to receive an email alert message when a job opportunity becomes available.

2 - Apply, this step is Essential! Carefully review all the job details and qualification requirements to make sure the job meets your previous career experience, skills and career goals. Complete and submit your online application and employment assessment.

3 - Follow-Up, use the Username and Password you created to begin your application to log into your personal application portal where you can check the status of your application and correspond with the recruiters evaluating your hiring process.

That’s it! It’s really that simple. Take a few moments while you’re on the companies employment website to read up on the company benefits, employee perks and culture.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions along your application process. Thanks & Good Luck! Click Here to Start your UHG Application Process

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Find Your Future LA
about 1 year ago
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Did you know? Access to Lynda's full catalog of training courses is 100% FREE with your library card number and PIN!

Lynda is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that is a massive open online course website. From time management skills to how to master Excel spreadsheets, Lynda's course selection and industry leading instructors are ready to help you.

Visit findyourfuture.la/resources/education/ for the correct login link!

#findyourfuturela #education #learning #school #college #study #students #motivation #student #business #science #teaching #learn #university #training #knowledge #teachers #success #teacher #art #health #technology #career

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Find Your Future LA
over 1 year ago
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Job Resource Spotlight #1: L.A. Youth at Work

Are you looking for a job, but need to learn the job skills to succeed? L.A. Youth at Work is an amazing resource on our website that allows you to browse free local job skills workshops by your zip code. These workshops are amazing ways to gain resume writing, interview, and career skills. If you’re free Tuesdays and Thursdays, take advantage of these events and invite your friends too!

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Isabella Daniels
about 3 years ago
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Walking on sunshine!

You ever have the type of day where you just knock it out of the park? Well I just got home from one of those days. Everything came together and I was just solving problems and knocking down obstacles left and right. My boss even came by to tell me what a great job she thought I was doing. I felt so proud of myself! This is perfect timing, too. I've been so down lately and desperately needed to feel like I matter to somebody. Being recognized at work has really put some pep in my step. If you guys have similar stories I'd love to hear about them. Let's all share in our success!

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
about 3 years ago
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My favorite billionaire!

"It all started with a pair of pantyhose, some scissors and a bright idea." "Don’t underestimate a woman who wants her butt to look better in white pants."

http://sarasnotebook.com

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
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