I’m home from Washington DC and read through several email messages from unemployed Human Resources professionals. The letters are sad. The profession is changing. Some readers are desperate.
I replied privately to the readers, but I wanted to reiterate that I don’t have special answers on how to find a Human Resources job. I believe in taking your skills and applying for jobs in other professions. Go into health care administration. Become a nurse. Open a charter school and teach kids how to read and write. Claim unemployment, cut your expenses, and go back to school to develop new skills.
I know this much: you are much more than your job. Please don’t forget it.