Episode #4 – Offer and Rejection Letters

Come join us at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jobclubradio on Monday 4/12 at 11am PT / 2pm ET.

Curt MacRae will be our guest speaker for the Mon 4/12 show. Curt has provided equipment leasing (since 1992) for municipalities and for corporate clients, bringing expertise and ethics to equipment leasing. The website, www.humantransitions.com  provides applications, and references of our work. Human Transitions also offers professional writing to all kinds of commercial applications, and has information at the same website. On many evenings, Curt can be found giving workshops to laid off workers in Michigan, and write for the Examiner website – http://www.examiner.com/x-35784-Job-Sense-Examiner.

On the 4/12 show, we’ll be discussing Offer and Rejection Letters from the perspective of j

ob seekers and recruiters.  Check out Curt’s blog post, Reject the Rejection Letter (hilarious!):

Have you been rejected in your job-search?  Well, do you think you’re the only one?  Probably not.  So, as a service to the readers here, we are publishing a “reject the rejection” letter for your review… Read more at Curt’s blog.

You can reach Curt at:   cmac@humantransitions.com  www.humantransitions.com  248.238.7214 (office)

Links discussed on the podcast:
Lunch-only beer policy prompts Carlsberg strike: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jx1cUk_pJMsQUQzVpXQ1SRlfnOtAD9EV52HO0 

Young Workers Squeezed Out of Labor Force: http://www.publicradio.org/columns/marketplace/business-news-briefs/2010/04/young_workers_squeezed_out.html

Disney Rejection Letter: http://www.flickr.com/photos/polaroid/632255233/ 

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.” –Sylvester Stallone

Number: 51,500
51,500 is the number of 2011 H1-B Visas left up for grabs right now according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website, with 14,400 left in the master’s degree exemption pool. For many recent years, all of the next years’ visas would be distributed on April 1st, the first day applications could be filed.  To me, this makes sense as we begin the long climb out of this recession, that companies have plenty of on-shore hiring to do before accepting out-of-country applicants.