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      Guitarista;662881 wrote: Hi NM.
      I was fortunate to get myself work 18 mths. ago, with the express purpose of helping to fill in the days, to get sober. After a couple of months, i went for it, and just had to get through the evenings, and string the days together. The plan worked, eventually. This job was a 'bottom of the ladder' one, really. However, NOW, is a different scenario. I'm still working old job, but on weekends, i now work as a community mental health worker, and am also half way through a Graduate certificate in social sciences...plus, (i'm a muso) i have 3 bands on the go. This all came about because i am sober, and i got the mental health job, i reckon, cause i had that af spring in my step, boundless enthusiasm, and a positive persona and outlook. People can see this, and employers notice it. If i was still drinking, i wouldn't have looked confident, or felt it, to achieve this stuff. So, yep....For me, we really need to be off the grog, and looking, and feeling confident and enthusiastic because of it. Then, the world opens up for us. I know this to be true.
      Very best wishes to everyone, and we really must stop drinking, to see change for ourselves............G.
      This is truly amazing...the benefits of AF and a great attitude. Well done Mr G!!!

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      My turn!

      I'm working, plus applying for another part-time job! Not the best money, yet i am staying active, around people and sweating my butt off. Ain't much out there to choose from. Feel so much more confident employed.


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      I lost my job in january along with everything else,I now live a completely different life,We often hear the phrase when one door shuts another opens,it means everything has a beginning & an end,When our travels on one path are completed,another path lies ahead,its not easy to feel a door close,relationships,friendships,careers and lives end,Although we may not understand why a door closes,by the same token we may not understand why certain doors open,revealing opportunities we may have longed for,the doors that opened & closed today helped prepare us for our experiences tonight,the doors that open & close tonight will help us grow toward tomorrow,we are not mice in a maze,randomly pursuing paths for a reward of cheesewe ourselves along with the help of other people like us, will guide us towards our chosen goal through many doors that we open & close along the way

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      I had been looking for a fulltime job over the past 7 months! I never, ever, ever, had a hard time getting a job, ever in the past!

      It is tough out there right now, and I completely understand the stress associated with a job search. Although, I was still working but my hours were cut right down that it wouldn't even pay the mortgage. The company I was working for is still working well under capacity, so I am thankful I started my search months ago!

      Keep on trying you guys. Get up in the morning and fire off those resumes! I treated it like a job and conducted each day as if I were going to work. I took Friday-Sunday's off because you need to just wash your hands of it a couple days a week to keep your sanity.

      I am blessed I landed an awesome job last week. I think the wait was well worth it!!

      Good luck everyone!

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      I think AFM has good advice - treat the job search as a job. Put at least a few hours in 5 days a week.

      The BEST job search book in the world is -- What Color is Your Parachute, by Richard Bolles. A new edition comes out every year or so to keep up latest stuff. It is work if youtake it serious & go through the exercises, but it is invauable for ones future, both short term & long term.

      I hope this thread can remain focused on the job situation, infor & support, rather than "drinking while not working". We have a million Al support threads.

      I suppose I will get grief for that. lol. If I do, well, toodles.

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      Not from me, you will get no grief.
      I am having a hard time staying motivated and doing work, so let's keep each other in check. Sent one resume today, wrote a good letter and need to do more.
      I feel like Iam over the hump with AL - no cravings here, but my goal was not to just stop drinking but start living a productive life.
      My last boss was a non-drinker, but our job involved socializing and I drank with the clients. Not too any excess, but she did not. I wonder if she was an alcoholic and noticed that I darnk to much, becasue she told me that she has no more work for me, in spite the client's foundness om my work.

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      Linked in

      This is a good resource on how to create a good Linked in profile:
      LinkedIn for Executive Job Search - Job-Hunt.org

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      Thank you New...In your experience is LinkedIn effective. I have heard mixed reports. I have actually not use d it

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      Yes and now.
      I only got one call becasue of that. But I know recruiters are paying increasing attention. It is also a good tool to get in touch with people with whom you lost contact. You never know whom you may need tomorrow and vice versa. Also, they have a multitude of groups which you can join in your field, and that's a good way to keep updated on what others are doing. Almost evey school has an alumni group. For me, it has been fun way of keeping in touch with my contacts. As they say, networking is the key.
      I hope this helps.

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      Sheri, these are great resources - I am sure the members will appreciate you posting them. Now, we need some success stories, both on drinking and working sides!
      Thnak you, Sheri

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