Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mixing it Up -- Talking about my Day Job

I know many of you Etsy shop owners are also dislocated workers. Meaning..you've been caught in this rotten economic downturn and are having a hard time finding new employment.

You might not know this, but my 'day job' is as a career counselor, resume wizard, computer skills trainer, GED prep instructor which is all wrapped up into the title 'Workforce Specialist'.

So, I'll be sharing some observations, stories and any tips or tricks I come across while working my day job with you, my blogging friends. In case it might be of some help or add some humor to these otherwise, dreary economic times.

As I write this, I have over 20 students in my GED study class right now, ages ranging from 16 - 60, all working diligently on the material they need to cover to pass their GED test and remove that educational barrier in order to find work, or head to college.

Well, I'm off to grade some papers. Wishing all a Happy Thursday!
Jenni ~ DutchTouchBeads

6 comments:

  1. Jenni, it is rewarding and dedicated work that you do. I know because I had a very similar job in the past. In hard economic times, the work you do is in high demand though it often undervalued and underpaid. Bless you for the light and opportunity that you give to each of your students!

    Knot-Cha-Chá!™
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  2. What a wonderfully diverse job you have :) It must be rewarding to help others to reach new education and career goals :)

    Happy Thursday to you too :) T.

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  3. Wow! I don't know how you have time to craft! I am a stay at home mom and I find it hard to manage my time so I can craft.

    Kristen
    http://advenphoto.etsy.com

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  4. So neat to find out other crafter's day jobs. It's like sneaking a peak into another identity! ;)

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  5. Sounds like a great job! I'm one of those unfortunate out-of-work peeps.

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