As my friends from Oklahoma would say “this has been a hoot”. A CBSNEWS producer contacted me in early Janurary requesting that Workforce50.com participate in their upcoming Early Show series on finding employment. This series would be a 5 part series featuring 4 job seekers – a new grad, a higher income person, a person returning to the workforce and someone over 55. Obviously CBSNEWS requested that Workforce50.com represent the over 55 segment.
We eagerly and proudly jumped in to the project. The opportunity to give additional visibility to the issues encountered by the older workforce was one we just couldn’t pass up. Nearly 3 months later, the series aired starting on March 23rd, with the over 55 (ours) segment airing on March 27th.
The request from the CBSNEWS producer, Audrey Gruber, was to provide a selection of individuals to choose from, a career coach and a resume writer. Of the 35 candidates that we supplied, Diana Schuman was selected as the job seeker. Workforce50.com’s own “The Art of Job Transition” Expert columnist Kit Harrington Hayes filled the dual role of career coach and resume writer for Diana. Two months of coaching by Kit and many hours of CBSNEWS taping came together in a March 27th segment hosted by the Early Show correspondent Susan Koeppen. The entire process of transforming Diana’s job search was condensed down to about 6 minutes.
Yes it was a hoot!