“Irene,” who is older than 50 and got downsized out of a job, is working again after two years of unemployment. She got a job after attending an industry seminar where she made connections that led to a job being created for her. Jennifer Taylor lost her job at a local optical shop when business got slow. So she drove to Los Gatos, introduced herself at six eyewear shops, left her resume and followed up by phone; six weeks later, she got hired.
By Tim Spagnola
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