Facebook Career Fairy: 4 Years in Job Search Mode Wish

Sometimes, the job search process can feel never ending. For some people, it can take longer than imagined. This week, we received the following career wish from one of our Facebook fans:
"I was laid off because my boss resigned, the section he and I occupied was reconfigured, and there was no where else to place me in the company. I was able to get a part-time clerical job, and both unemployment checks and severance pay helped make ends meet. "But the severance pay is nearly gone, and I no longer qualify for unemployment or most other benefits. The part-time salary does not cover rent, bills, or medicine that I need. I’ve been looking for full-time work for four years. "I am 50 years old, I have a BA in Management, and I have worked mostly as an office support staff person. My resume is continually ignored, and I don’t get interviews. Job searching has been a futile process. Homelessness and being a part of the permanent underclass is going to be my future unless things change soon." - Hillari
Congratulations, Hillari! The Facebook Career Fairy chose your wish and answered it with a personalized video! Not only that, but you will also receive one FREE month inside CareerHMO, the virtual membership site that gives the everyday professional access to elite-level career coaching! Check out the Career Fairy’s personalized response below, and post your own career wishes on our Facebook page!

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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