Neighbors helping-neighbors-sjha aarp-7_16_14
Embed Size (px)
Transcript of Neighbors helping-neighbors-sjha aarp-7_16_14
John R. FugazzieFounder and President
Jobs Situation - July 16, 2014 presented to AARP Staff
Largest fastest growing job search group in America
Founded Jan 2011 1st location (River Edge New Jersey) was only one for 6 months
415 success stories – for those engaged in program its incredible success
54 of success stories were volunteer leaders of meetings
85% of weekly attendees landed jobs
1600 members – 1200 in NJ and growing nationally and internationally
3000 members in LinkedIn Group
Web site voted top 100 career site by Forbes.com readers
National media attention
Asked for advice and participating in key policy meetings in DC, NJ CT
Assisting with Ready To Work grant proposal in NJ
All accomplished with full volunteerism and zero funding.
What We do
Weekly meetings of small groups of 10-20 max for personal focus & attention, sharing environment, continuous motivation and intensity and maximum peer feedback and networking value.
All volunteer and Peer led, peer feedback, motivation, and support
•Candidates Pay it Forward |Stay Positive | Own their search
•You are not alone
•It is not your fault
•Search requires more effort than last time you looked.
Networking education and help
Leadership development, cross generational mentoring
Pay it Forward culture
Expanding Nationally and our first international in Madrid
Creating more educational formats
Creating a social franchising model
Smart Job Hunting America program
Using technology to immerse members in it
University Programs Rutgers – Monclair State Univ.
The College of New Jersey
Offer weekly meetings at community colleges
Partnering with Ready To Work Fed Grants Proposals
Partnering with other organizations and states who want to work with us.
Jobs411.org and Other “helping” , meeting models Business, Veterans, Baby Boomers and Gen Y-Millennials
Entrepreneurial –Evolving & Developing
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors1 Kilo De Ayuda
at Universidad Francisco De Vitoria
• There are not enough jobs for those who want and need them.• The job you had before is most likely gone forever, think differently• Industry consolidation over past 15-20 years reduced many jobs• Growth ares like Tech are lower labor intensive also with less jobs• Supply and demand depressing salaries 70 % on average• Total Jobs numbers coming below ones lost• Full time jobs are moving to contractor positions• There is wide differences in recovery by region • LTU issue is a crisis• Political climate is hindering solutions and jobs creation
Jobs Search Skills & Tools
• Be Positive, Own your search• Network, Network, Network• Learn and be active on LI• Build your personal brand• Re position yourself where your experience is welcome• Know and get comfortable with basic tech and social media• Accept market is different than before and changed forever• Assess your skills, improve your skills, showcase your skills• Consider Relocation• Accept contracts, short term and the fact jobs do not last as long
50+ Jobs Situation
• There is prejudice discrimination can’t be proved• ATS – settings eliminating recent GenY grads and 50+ candidates• Learn that how you looked in past market has changed• Address the white elephant in interviews and cover letters if needed• Address your personal goals and that you are in a different point of life• Break the unfair stereotype• Demonstrate your tech skills• Be up to date in your field• Show your energy level, passion and depth of experience• Keep in shape and healthy• Show your desire to mentor young team members• Show you are a team player• Call out the value you bring to an employer• Find resources beyond DOL, groups, programs and target smart
Help America Work - Solutions to put LTU on Road to Jobs Recovery
Problem: There is a severe Long Term Unemployment Crisis in America
Our unemployment situation is a national crisis and it is undermining our country’s societal equality, economy and future strength. We need bipartisan cooperation, transparency in realistic statistics and practices, win-win solutions, with effective and respectable Congressional leadership paving the way.
Public Service Campaign Solution
There is a large misconception regarding who the people are who are out of workMiddle and senior management, highly qualified people forced out of jobs due, in part, to extensive business consolidations over the past 15 years, 50+ boomer generation - largest in existence, historically passionate about all interests and displaced, tremendous value that could be utilized is untapped and, hence, wasted.
Thank You AARP