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Realistic Employment Workshops, with Ongoing Support for Career Success: Introduction

Updated on December 5, 2011

For the un-employed, mis-employed, and under-employed

You can overcome all obstacles to find the right job and career path when you
(1) adequately understand yourself and your situation,
(2) learn how to discover where best for you to seek work now,
(3) develop new skills enabling employers to like you and offer you a job, and
(4) engage with others in continuing adult education for your long-term career success in the new knowledge-based economy.

We are not an employment agency; we do not guarantee anyone a job. We do not, and cannot, guarantee anyone a job. But we can help you connect with a small, locally-hosted workshop group where you can come to terms with your own personal special issues and learn how to get and succeed now in the best job and career for you.

Successful employment, by definition, is a social activity where individuals use their most valuable skills to work for their livelihood by interacting productively with other people who also work for their livelihood in connection with the same organizational framework and mission.

"Realistic" means we see unemployment, under-employment, and mis-employment (less-than-optimal for a given person) as serious social dysfunctions correctable in adults only with realistic, tough-love insights and powerful new social-learning experiences.

Most adults can learn how to get and keep a good job in a support-group workshop alongside others seeking their own best jobs and careers. The shared trust and networking in a locally-hosted framework of adult education usually reveal hidden talents and other resources for greater prosperity that can improve the lives of everyone in the group, their families, and their overall neighborhood.

With a new world emerging daily, alert job-seekers know they must continually upgrade their personal skills and basic knowledge, whether in English, math, science, and business subjects, or college-level writing, literature, history, social sciences, and humanities (skills in language and math correlate well to job opportunities and income over a lifetime). You do not need to enroll in a college or university to begin such studies.

You can start a workshop today right where you are, whether via Hubpages and personal e-mail correspondence, or visiting in person at our physical location in the Chicago West suburbs (30 min. from O'Hare Airport). We will provide special training in person or via Hubpages for group leaders and hosts. Further hubs will give detail on specific points.

In any case, you need not face these employment challenges alone. Many others face them in your home neighborhood, and indeed, in every part of the country. Is it not good sense to cooperate and learn with other such people nearby?

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main[land]. . . . Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee!" John Donne, 1624.

Copyright (c) Nov. 2011 by The Max Havlick School, a project of New World Community Enterprises, Inc., Villa Park, IL 60181-1938. Max and Fay Havlick both have M.A. degrees and vast work experience, with many years of teaching, writing, counseling, and business consulting. Max for two years was Senior Employment Counselor at a major personnel agency. You may contact Max through HubPages or find there his life profile and some recent writings.


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      Max Havlick 6 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      My thanks to all who commented and asked questions about this project. New hubs will respond in detail to your questions.


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      Tamara Wilhite 6 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

      How do you define mis-employed?