Thanks to Craig Stafford for tracking down the Dick Gordon podcast on this interview. This was the interview that Craig mentioned last night at $timulus.
WARNING: THIS IS A SAD INTERVIEW AND HARD TO LISTEN TO. Please see 04.18.11 Update below!
Dick Gordon cuts to the heart of dealing with issues of being long-unemployed, getting stonewalled, being excluded, and less-than-supportive family members. I think that it needs to be heard and discussed in the community. There is much here for future discussion.
Unemployed? Don’t apply.
Kelly Wiedemer lost her job in the financial sector at the start of the recession almost three years ago. She says the problem now is that she has been out of work for so long, many employers won’t even give her resume a second look. Kelly says the one thing that has changed is that she’s become a lot more politically involved – she’s started writing and she’s determined to speak up on behalf of people who are being ignored because they’ve been out of work. Music: Flint, Sufjan Stevens
Monte L. Washburn
Gets Stuff Done!
After three years of being unemployed from the financial/IT field Ms. Wiedemer has only five (5) paltry LinkedIn connections even though she was born and raised in the area, no summary, no recommendations, no specialties, no picture, and no membership or affiliation with any networking or job search groups. Her blog and her Facebook page are mere political arguments for why unemployment benefits should have “NO EXPIRATION DATE.” The failure to embrace and manifest change along with a suicidal level of personal brand damage have condemned this person to make it doubtful that any employer will ever want to touch this person. Ms. Wiedemer clearly needs help but not in the way that she thinks. I am a Dick Gordon fan but this interview fails to paint a complete picture.