Who Are We?
We are the founders of two unique career resources. The first is a free career advice blog called, CAREEREALISM. The second is a motivating job search program designed to help people find work faster. It's called CareerHMO.
Why We Need Your Help
In spite of the improvement in our unemployment rate in the U.S., there are still 23 million Americans who are out of work. Many of whom are long-term unemployed (6+ months). These individuals are struggling to pay for the necessities, like food and housing. As a result, they do not have the means to pay for cutting-edge career resources that can help them get on track to finding work faster. These people need a scholarship to a program that will give them the information, tools and coaching support needed to find a new job. They need an ally. They need you!
FACT: $100 Can Change the Life of a Long-term Unemployed Person
For every $100 raised in this campaign, we will be able to put one unemployed person in our cutting-edge job search program. They will get coaching, group support, and guidance that will help them with every aspect of their job search including, resume design, cover letter creation, LinkedIn usage, interview preparation, and much more.
To see the power of the program, meet Glenn. He joined and got a new job in 45 days!
Unemployment Discrimination is at an All-time High
Studies show people who have been out of work one month or longer are discriminated against by hiring managers. Even worse, a recent survey indicates that those that have been out of work 2+ years are less likely to get hired than a convicted felon. Being unemployed in America today is mentally and emotionally difficult. Yet, you can't get hired without a good attitude - talk about a Catch 22!
Crisis of Confidence is a Major Setback to the Unemployed
If you, or someone you know has been unemployed long-term, then you can relate to the devatstating effects it has on a person's confidence. The long-term unemployed are the forgotten lost souls of our working world. Please help them find their way back to meaningful employment!
Allies to the Out-of-Work Understand the Need to Pay-it-Forward!
By contributing to this campaign, you are showing our society how important it is to help one another. These days, EVERY job is temporary. Which means, any one of us could end up unemployed. Supporting this effort shows a true understanding of the importance of paying it forward!
A Final Thought...
Thank you for taking the time to consider our campaign. The fact that you were willing to explore this concept says a lot about you! We are so glad you took the time to see what we are doing and would be grateful if you would spread the word. We also hope you'll check out all the perks we are offering with each donation and have our fingers crossed that you decide to become an Ally to the Out-of-Work.