As an entrepreneur, one of the things you can’t predict is how your customers will respond to what you have to offer them. I’ve been speaking at job fairs for a couple of years now and I would see some of the same people show up time after time. These were people with great resumes, well dressed, ready to work, with good attitudes. Everything you would think you’d want in an employee. But they were still having a hard time finding suitable work.
So, I asked them “If I could show you how to create your own job, would you be interested”? I had a line all the way out the door of people signing up. I realized I was on to something. Finally, a way to help those who really wanted to work!
I came up with this method after losing a job myself. I had a job I hated, making almost no money, but it was still a job. One night I got a call that I had booked a commercial for a phone company. It was too late to call my boss, so I called him the next morning from the set. I was actually calling from a phone as the cameras were rolling. My boss told me not to bother coming in…I was fired. I kept a smile on my face for the camera, but inside I was crushed. Even though I was fired from a job I hated and made no money at. But at least it was a lifeline and now the lifeline was cut.
I spent months trying to find a job, but with no luck. I finally went to a friend that owned a production company and asked if he had any jobs for me. Nothing. [Read more…]