If the Pundits are right, 2009 is going to be a tough year. The predictions are for Recession/Depression in all sectors of the economy. There may be lots of people in tough situations but keep positive and when times get tough, move that positivety into high gear.
Sitting around and waiting for the phone to ring never works, so try this: When friends or neighbors need something, including a job, get the news out to people you know who might be hiring. Encourage them to let everyone know that they are looking for work and that they are in good company in doing so.
2009 is the year to keep your Rolodex out. Encourage friends to send out their resume’s and sign up on Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter. Use your social networks to ensure that your circle of friends is busy. Don’t be afraid to ask on their behalf or on your behalf….you will be doing a great service for them and you never know when the shoe will be on the other foot.
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