Everybody Get Together

One of the great anthems of the Sixties was the song "Get Together," famously recorded by the Youngbloods. Here's the refrain:

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

I'm happy to report, that spirit of getting together, is alive and well. In response to this global economic calamity, job search support groups are popping up all over the landscape.

Last year, in collaboration with a team of parishioners, I helped to start one at my church. We call it The St. Matthias Employment Ministry and it is going strong, reaching out to help those who are looking for work in central New Jersey.

And many more such groups are emerging at this moment.

These groups are providing both psychological benefits such as comfort and stress relief, as well as practical benefits such as resume review, interview prep, network building, and job hunt accountability.

Recognizing this wonderful wave, my OD colleague Janice Lee Juvrud and I have written a guide for forming and launching a local job search support group. It will be published either this week or next. If you would like a copy, send me an email (terrence.seamon@gmail.com) and I'll send it to you.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, March 9, 2009


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