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The Laid Off IT Guy! Recruiter Becomes a Coach

If you have been following my blog for the past 5 months or so you might recall some posts that I have written about my recruiter friend, Andy.  Recently, we had lunch where he revealed to me that I have had some profound effect on his career.  Naturally, I was curious about what I could have done for him to decide to take his company in a different direction. 

Andy and I have kept in touch with each other during my hiatus from work.  While he is a recruiter, he doesn’t specialize in the technical field, so he has been unable to directly recommend any job placements for me.  He does, however, have a firm grasp of understanding on the entire unemployment process, including the human emotions side of job loss.

Like most recruiters, Andy has built a large network of contacts, both employers and potential recruits.  What he shared with me is that he wants to add Career Coaching to his repertoire.   Not only that, but he told me that in his experience of working with me and what I have shared about my career coach, is that he wants to be able to provide the same service.  I was flattered that our encounters have enabled him to help redefine his vocation.

Andy already has the gift of fellowship and had started a job loss counseling ministry through his church before I lost my job.  I believe that between his efforts there and his discussions with me, he sees this new service for his company as a natural extension for the compassion he shares with everyone he meets.

You can reach out to Andy at www.cgpnetwork.com.  If you do, please let him know that the Laid Off IT Guy! sent you.  You’ll be glad you did.

Today’s message is my 50th post!  Thank you to my long-time readers.  Best of luck to you on your job hunting ventures.  Post a comment or drop me a line if you have something to share.

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The Laid Off IT Guy!