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Michael Carvalho
10 days ago

Never Allow Things to Stand in Your Way!

Stop allowing things to stand in your way to success. Take a minute to reflect on your past, think of all the things you overcame in 2020. 2021 is your year to better yourself and find your dream job. #motivation #thankful

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Janice Reed
Community Specialist
18 days ago

What gave you hope in 2020?

Now that 2021 has started it's important to look forward to better times in the new year. Understanding how we coped with 2020 can also teach us a valuable lesson about what we need and want in our daily lives to stay positive.

These lessons can help us to build a happier and healthier 2021 as we hold out hope for positive change.

I’ll start! In 2020 I was helped by:

  • Calling and texting my friends and family
  • Playing with my goofy, cuddly cat
  • Getting out for walks and drives
  • Engaging in crafting projects
  • Keeping my nails painted, my hair nice, and getting fully dressed every day.

Without these things, I would have felt overwhelmed by this past year! In 2021 I’m committed to keeping these habits going as essential parts of my day-to-day routine.

So what kept you hopeful?

#motivation #thankful

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Tricia Hendrix

I would have to see the kindness that others are bestowing during these tough times continues to give me hope.

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Elyssa Duncan
Community Specialist
22 days ago

THANK YOU! See you next year!

I'm sure many of you can relate - but I cannot wait to say 👋 SAYONARA 👋 to 2020.

It's been such a stressful, hectic, scary, unsettling, worrisome, frustrating, sad, crappy year. But despite all of those negative feelings, it was also a year filled with growth, courage, hopefulness, and love.

I am SO grateful to each and every one of our amazing Jobcase members!! You all helped me through such a tough year and I am so thankful to have been part of your lives as well. I'm sending love and well wishes to you all. I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for the entire Jobcase fam!

Here's to 2021. 🎉 CHEERS!

#thankful #motivation #inspiration #newyear

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
almost 4 years ago

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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Carlos Cruz
4 months ago

I felt thankful for my job when

Met wonderful human beings as co-workers. They show me what a friend is all about. #thankful

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Robin Grooms
about 4 years ago

Thankful

I'm thankful for my family. I would like to thank Job case for working trying to help me to get a descent job. Thank you Jobcase.

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Cassandra Fortune
about 4 years ago

Support Specialist

Having an opportunity to work with Job case. com and being interviewed one day and being THANKFUL for receiving the job the next day. Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year! Starting off with a great company & Recruiter for Job case.com

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Kevin Johnson
about 4 years ago

Wow

Job caser of the Day. That's great. You know as hard as I have worked, I have never been Employee of the Month. Thanks guys. Alright who else could use a hand? :)

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Ashley Reed
about 4 years ago

Fantastic site

This site has gotten me 12 interviews in the last couple days I have picked out my 2 jobs and I just wanted to say thanks

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Tieasha R. Hill
about 4 years ago

Baddah Ancien.T; Im Thankful for:

"Jobcase!".... .

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