Ok, I confess I did it.But here is the thing. A few years ago I was out of work for a painfully difficult long period of time. Maybe you know what it was like, one of those spells where it got so bad I had to dip into a pension plan just to pay the bills. It was discouraging and I was desperate. I even ponied up almost $89 dollars for six months of “The Ladders”, I was $89 worse off at a time in my life when that $89 was kind of a big deal.
The dry spell was broken when I found a job on what is arguably the cheesiest of all job boards, Craigslist.com. Almost from the very beginning of Senior Housing Forum, several times a month I have received emails from people who were in my situation, looking for a job and trying anything and ever thing they could think of to find a new position. I was sympathetic and kept my eyes open but was not so much help. It did get me to thinking about job boards for the senior housing industry and I discovered a bunch of places where there were a few jobs posted but no single place that seemed to focus on management level senior housing jobs. I figured maybe I could help the cause by launching a free job board. Will this become the “go to” place? It is way too early to tell.
The board is not fancy but it costs me just a little bandwidth and little bit of web consulting and so we offer this as a free service.
While I am not so bold to say I will never charge for it, I don’t see that in the near or even medium time horizon. The job board becomes one more way Senior Housing Forum can give back to our business community and give people another reason to stick around and join the conversation. Grab a cup of coffee and take a look at the posted jobs.
If you know someone who is looking for a job send them a link, because there are already some great jobs posted. Finally if you see things we should be doing . . . or shouldn’t be doing on the job board or someplace else, we would love to hear from you. Steve
I am from Toronto Canada, and looking to get started on a second career in the retirement living industry after 20 years in the corporate world. In so doing, I hope to better align my business relations and people leadership skill sets with my passion for serving and enriching the lives of seniors while putting my strengths in team building and emotional intelligence to great use.
Do your job board services encompass the needs of the Canadian, and more precisely, the Toronto market? I am eager to meet the right people to get started . I have been very successful in networking within the industry and the tell-tale signs of imminent growth are evident, but management level jobs are generally filled from within.
Perhaps some fellow members can assist as well. I look forward to hearing from like-minded passionate professionals in this sector from the greater Toronto area.
I just like to leave my contact details here on this forum to enable entrepreneurial professionals to get involved in a start-up retirement village in Cebu, Central Philippines.
I have the perfect property for the venture and what is now needed is people who know about marketing and operating retirement villages.
Check out the Orchid park web site and you will see what I mean.
Steve, especially for the Canadian winters a six-month stay in the Philippines should be marketable. Not even speaking of the low-hanging fruit of returning elderly Filipinos.