It could be the worst crisis the world has ever seen. Millions of unemployed people in the Western World. It's all being blamed on the bankers and their greed, but actually were they merely responding to our demands? Our demand to have more and maybe even feeding our empty feelings and our need to satisfy our competitive nature.
So why is it that the Western World is still attempting to get back to business as usual. Do we not realise that business will never get back to where it use to be? Big business, governments and us need to look at living a different life, doing more with less and looking at giving more rather then taking more.
As I started writing this blog post I heard news reports of threatened strikes all over the UK and suggestions that it will be the worst since 1929? (The Great Depression in the United Kingdom, also known as the Great Slump, was a period of national economic downturn in the 1930s, which had its origins in the global Great Depression. It was the largest and most profound economic depression of the 20th century for the United Kingdom). You may be fooled for believing that it's over pension reforms, but underneath it all it's because people are dissatisfied, in fear and just generally annoyed with the speed of the suggested cuts across the UK, the depth of which we have probably never seen in our lifetimes.
To fully understand why this has happened, you have to look closer to home. You have to take a serious look at your own spending habits. By the way I am not blaming you, I am blaming companies who have brainwashed us for years through advertising and the media in believing that we need things, that actually we can do without.
As early as 1896, experimental psychologists began studying the mental processes involved in advertising. The first psychological theory of advertising maintained, in effect, that the consumer was a non-rational, suggestible creature under the hypnotic influence of the advertising copywriter. Walter Dill Scott was the major proponent of this theory, and it was largely through his writings that advertising men learned about the psychology of suggestion. Scott's theory was consistent with a growing trend in the advertising profession toward viewing consumer behaviour as irrational.
So what will happen to all of these unemployed people, how will they survive and will they ever get another job?
These are all worrying questions for anyone who finds themselves without a job from one day to the next. How is it possible that we can survive with less people in employment, when those people at one time were needed? Anyone who has ever been made redundant, will feel demotivated, a failure and will find it hard to get going again.
Most of us need some way to get motivated again and get some support. Visiting the job centre won't do that for anyone, that will just get you more demotivated.
Companies won't always support your exit from the company, only those with deep pockets. But after all they have to pay redundancy costs and usually there won't be much left after that. So you are on your own, you need to do it yourself, so how do you get started?
There are a few recruitment organisation out there, who promise a tailored service from end to end, getting you to part with huge amounts of money, with a promise to help you to re-draft your CV, practice interviews with you and find you some jobs to go for. There is no guarantee, there never is and with most job vacancies heavily oversubscribed, your chances are slim.
What you do need is to stand out from the crowd, some way of being noticed, becoming excellent at presenting yourself and knowing that you only have one chance to get it right.
Step in MyJobCoachOnline, probably the first of it's kind in the UK. At last someone has had the insight to provide something very affordable and still get all the great tips and techniques that is needed to land the dream job. A training company based in Yorkshire that I have used and highly recommend, has developed a very comprehensive online learning portal, where job seekers can develop themselves and learn about the do's and don'ts in getting themselves ready and applying for jobs.
It's even more impressive that this is done through the medium of video and therefore easy for everyone to get to grips with. It also means you can play it over and over again.
I wish I had thought of it, but more importantly they have provided a great public service to people worried about how to prepare for getting the next job.
And because its so affordable (11 pence per day), it also means that organisations can provide this service to their leavers, by way of a thank you and goodbye. A gift for them to allow them to feel appreciated even when they are leaving the organisation. A great idea!
I can wax lyrical and talk about all the benefits etc., but if you want to learn more and find out how you can get hold of this, just go and visit www.MyOnlineJobCoach/stayingaliveuk
I had a chat with Scott and Dirk and they very kindly gave me a preferred offer (46% discount) for my friends, business contacts and in fact my entire social network, including anyone that subscribes to my blog.
I applaud Scott and Dirk for what they have created and can see how this will grow over the next few years to being a very successful project.
Wishing you success with your job search and do let me know what you think of it.