LI Breakfast Club offers tips, leads for job seekers

Members of the Long Island Breakfast Club held a meeting Saturday morning in West Hempstead to share job hunting tips and resources with people in need of employment. ?The only way you're going to get

News 12 Staff

Jan 12, 2009, 4:40 PM

Updated 5,667 days ago

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Members of the Long Island Breakfast Club held a meeting Saturday morning in West Hempstead to share job hunting tips and resources with people in need of employment.
?The only way you're going to get a job is by getting out of your driveway and going to things and networking,? says Valentina Janek, club president and co-founder.
Janek started the Breakfast Club with four of her unemployed friends. Now, they are regularly holding meetings to offer job seekers advice and leads on jobs.
?The people who are unemployed come certainly to seek jobs,? says Stephanie Carlino, club vice president and co-founder. ?The people who have jobs to offer come to reach our pool bank, which is highly educated and experienced.?
One of the people who attended the Saturday event was Kurt Meyer, a management consultant from Fort Salonga.
?I would like something a little more stable again, where I can get into a company, prove myself based on my achievements, rather than go to the day-to-day grind of consulting,? Meyer says.
The Breakfast Club meeting comes one day after the Department of Labor released its latest unemployment figures, which show that 2.6 million Americans lost their jobs in 2008, the highest number since World War II.


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