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Unemployed and Looking for Answers. Presented by : Kathleen E. High , M.Ed. Independent Education/Career Consultant Dream Chasers & Goal Setters. Sponsored by: Living Beyond Work Loss (Unemployed Support Group) VCF - Anaheim.

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Unemployed and looking for answers

Unemployed and Looking for Answers

Presented by:

Kathleen E. High, M.Ed.

Independent Education/Career Consultant

Dream Chasers & Goal Setters

Sponsored by:

Living Beyond Work Loss

(Unemployed Support Group)

VCF - Anaheim


Overview

Receive helpful and practical information and resources for:

· Job Search—Where to find information, resources, and support

· New Career — How to transition into a new direction

· Education — How to address educational needs and questions

· Personal — How to meet financial, personal, and emotional needs

· Priorities—How to discern where your priorities should be

Overview


Why are you here today
Why Are You Here today?

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS?


Why this workshop
Why This Workshop?

  • MY LIFE EXPERIENCE:

  • Laid off of nine-year position

    • went to school to finish my degree

  • From: Secretary – business world (1997)

  • To: Counselor/professor – Higher Education (the process: 13 + years)

  • Wanted to make a career change

  • No one could answer my questions

  • Through this journey, found my life calling


Why this workshop cont d
Why This Workshop? (Cont’d)

TODAY’S ECONOMIC CONDITIONS:

  • Too many are unemployed and lost

  • They often don’t know what to do

  • Their learning is often distracted “by life”

  • Difficult to stay focused on learning new skills when worried about meeting needs

  • Access to education is now limited due to the budget crisis

  • Colleges/Universities and Unemployment Offices are swamped



What you will get today information
What You Will Get Today: INFORMATION

  • To help you figure out what to do next

  • Change your expectations and perspective:

    • Today’s Reality

    • Setting Goals

    • Meeting Your Needs


Information

  • How to set appropriate educational goals

  • How to achieve desired educational goals

Information:

  • Work

  • How to identify jobs that will help you achieve your goals (now and in the future)

  • Needs

  • How to provide for various needs without a regular paycheck


Information assignments recommended
INFORMATION: (Assignments Recommended)

  • TODAY’S REALITY:

    • Rapidly-Changing World

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U

      • The world is changing – how should you respond?

    • Generational Values

      • Your generation affects your worldview

    • Discerning Seasons

      • Life is like the weather: Seasons change

      • End of a season: Not the end of the world

    • Paradigm Shifts

      • When “reality” is shattered


Information assignments recommended cont d
INFORMATION: (Assignments Recommended-cont’d)

  • SETTING GOALS:

    • Dream Chaser’s & Goal Setter’s Journey

      • A visual of what affects your success

    • Reaching Career Goals

      • Career Changes: A two-step process

      • Types of jobs: Survival, Entry-Level, Transition, Dream Job

      • Importance of Missions/Values Fit

    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

      • Managing multiple needs

    • Priorities

      • Identifying what is important and what is not


Information assignments recommended cont d1
INFORMATION: (Assignments Recommended-cont’d)

MEETING YOUR NEEDS:

  • Managing Finances

    • Lessons learned the hard way:

      • Change Your Perspective

      • Establishing a Source of Income

      • Lowering Your Financial Obligations

      • Strategies and Tips for Reducing Expenses

      • Solutions for Emergency Situations

  • Unemployed Resources

    • Meeting needs through alternative resources:

      • Federal and state government, non-profit,and others



Unemployed and looking for answers

RESOURCES:

  • On Most College Campuses

  • CAREER CENTER

    • One-On-One Career Counseling

    • Career Assessments (Personality, Interests, Values, Skills, etc.)

    • Workshops (Resumes, Interviewing, Studying, Success, etc.)

    • Handouts (Labor Market Trends, Goal Setting, Choosing Majors, etc.)

    • Career Research Resources (Online programs, books, etc.)

    • Computer Lab

  • COUNSELING DEPARTMENT:

    • One-On-One Counseling

    • Counseling Classes (for academic/career success)

  • Disabled Student Services

    • Vocational Counseling, Accommodations, Resources, Support

  • TRANSFER CENTER:

    • Help/Information for Transfer Planning (future school research)

  • SEE “UNEMPLOYED RESOURCES” FOR MORE


Unemployed and looking for answers

RESOURCES:

  • Non-College Campus Resources

  • IF YOUR PRIORITY IS TO OBTAIN GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT ASAP:

    • Sign up with your Local “One-Stop” Center

      • (Unemployment Office)

    • Their objective is to get you back to work ASAP

  • SEE “MANAGING FINANCES”

    • For non-traditional solutions for meeting your needs

  • SEE “UNEMPLOYED RESOURCES”

    • For Resources:

      • State Government

      • Federal Government

      • Community/Non-Profit/For-Profit organizations



Unemployed and looking for answers

SUPPORT :

  • On Most College Campuses

  • CAREER COUNSELING

  • Career Center

  • ACADEMIC COUNSELING

  • Counseling Department

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING

    • Student Health Center

    • DISABILITIES (Physical, Learning, Etc.) COUNSELING

      • Disabled Students Programs & Services

  • FOR VALIDATION OF YOUR JOURNEY

    • Handouts Mentioned Earlier

      • Often validate what individuals are experiencing

      • Often leads to healing of some unresolved issues

  • “UNEMPLOYED RESOURCES” LISTS MORE


  • Unemployed and looking for answers

    SUPPORT :

    • Off Campus

    • SEE:

      • “Managing Finances”

      • “Unemployed Resources”

      • Check your church – What resources do they offer?

    • YOUR OWN PERSONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM

      • (See “Dream Chaser’s Journey”)


    Support wish to follow up with me
    SUPPORT: Wish to follow up with me?

    • You have four options:

      • Living Beyond Work Loss

        • Unemployed Support group offered here at VCF - Anaheim

      • Mt. SAC: Enroll in my STDY 80 class

        • http://elearn.mtsac.edu/khigh/stdy80/

      • Cypress:

        • Career counseling through the Career Planning Center

        • Workshops offered through the Career Planning Center

        • http://www.cypresscollege.edu/ad/adjunct.aspx?ID=khigh

      • Dream Chasers & Goal Setters: Individual consulting

        • http://www.dreams-goals.com/index.html

    • See “Introduction Letter” for more details


    Wrap up answer the following
    Wrap Up – Answer the Following

    • What are your needs?

    • Where are your priorities?

    • Which resources presented today can help?

    • What to do next?

      • REFLECT:

        What is your “inner voice” saying

        to you right now?


    Wrap up help us to help you
    Wrap Up – Help Us to Help You

    • Let us know what additional information you need

    • What workshops do you want?

    • Please fill out the survey