Operation Hire Me a successon November 28, 2012 @ 11:39 am (Updated: 12:11 pm - 11/28/12 )
Ross and Burbank Show listener Barb.
Barb was selected among other listener applicants to be the test case to see whether Rosner, author and blogger for Workplace 911, could lead a listener to employment.
After 60 days, Barb and Bob called in to the KIRO Radio studios to report on whether the mission was a success or a failure.
"Do you have a job?" asked host Luke Burbank.
"I do," Barb replied.
She's currently working in a freelance to full-time position and has been told she'll get a full-time offer in January.
When asked if she'd call the experiment with Bob a success, Barb said, "I am prepared to say Bob Rosner is a job finding god."
Her life she said is immeasurably better than it was 60 days ago.
Bob said Barb's example of finding a job after a long-term, 22 month period of unemployment is something others facing unemployment could definitely follow.
He said he doesn't blame the unemployed for their conditions, but he does often find fault in their strategies.
"People do the wrong stuff and get in a cycle of depression."
Bob has some advice for turning things around.
"Number one, let your friends help you, don't let your pride get in the way. Two, get your mojo back. However it takes to get your mojo back. Barb was exercising, got dressed up. Finally, it's not all about you. It's what you can do for an employer," he said.
He wants to remind unemployed people out there that "you're not alone," and "you're not done."
"There is work out there, but you've got to change your strategies," said Rosner.
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