This is an interesting time we are experiencing.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019 the United States had 163,537,000 workers who were 16 and older.

The September 2020 unemployment numbers are: Official Unemployment Rate is U-3 (Total Unemployed, as a percentage of the civilian labor force) is 7.9%.  That looks pretty good until you remember this means that equals 12,919,423 workers are unemployed. The picture is worse when you factor in U-6 (Unemployed and underemployed workers who are working part-time) is 12.4% or 20,278,588 workers that are unemployed or underemployed.

The first line in Amy Roberts’ column, Red Card Roberts, in the Park Record newspaper in Park City, UT on September 30, 2020, was “If 2020 was a drink, it would be a colonoscopy prep.”

Make Lemonade!

Wow!  That was a dose of Lemons! How do we make lemonade from our 2020 experience? Remember, you do not need to be one of the millions of people who are unemployed or underemployed. You only need 1 job – not millions of jobs.  Don’t worry about the number of unemployed. You are focused on your job search.  Companies are hiring for many different reasons.

They lose workers to promotions, other companies, retirement, illness and death, accidents, etc.

One of your most valuable assets during this time is your positive, mental attitude. We all have to work on this when it seems the Universe is against us. 

I attended and graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD.  Nationwide, Morgan Wootten is a legend.  He was such a great Basketball Coach, he was admitted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. He was a Better Home Room Teacher and History Teacher than a Hall of Fame Coach. One of his lessons was people live up to your expectations – or down to your expectations.   Expect great things from others.

When I coach professionals, some of them expect networking will fail. Guess what? Their subconscious actions will cause them to fail in their networking efforts.

Try a different focus – EXPECT SUCCESS! Sincerely expect your networking community to assist you in your search for a new job. It is scary how well expecting positive outcomes result in your success! 

“During Your Search For A New #Job, EXPECT SUCCESS!” is the topic for my 111th #Television interview.

Expecting Success will become your daily expectation. Your actions will follow. This is a practice where your entire life will change for the better!


I wrote my books to duplicate my efforts to assist you in your search. My expert experience as both a Recruiter and Career Coach gives me a perspective few professionals have. My Salary Negotiation script solves that pain point for most job seekers. To accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order  My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new position in a nice, orderly fashion that follows your sales process.  According to a newspaper review, “It is refreshing to find an author who speaks With you and not At you!” It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.

My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee.  This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods.  Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates and authors outside of my field cannot see.

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Coming Soon, my third book on Finding A JobExpect Success!  The Art Of The Over 50 Job Search!

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