April 8, 2020

How you can help!

I think everyone at this juncture knows that we are in the midst of a pandemic that has brought our economy almost to a grinding halt. This virus has come at us rapidly and has definitely instilled a level of fear for our own and our loved one’s safety. Now before I get onto the main topic of this writing, I just want to take the time to truly thank all of those on the front lines, including some of our amazing clients. Thank you to the First Responders, Doctors, Nurses, Factory Workers, Cashiers, Delivery Drivers and all the others that are far too many to mention.

I know at this time our instinct is self-preservation and rightfully so, we need to make sure we remain healthy so that we can help those around us that are not as fortunate. The way we help each other during this time can come in many forms, so what are some of the things we can be doing.

  • Stop the spread. Make sure to follow the social distancing guidelines. Try to be as careful as possible when needing to go out, but make sure to do the things that help with your personal mental health as well.


  • Help those on the front line. This can come in the form of monetary or equipment donations. I have seen people using their ingenuity to sew masks, have food delivered to hospitals and check in on their neighbors without making contact. The last one is a step to be proactive and not add to the patient count they are already taking on.


  • Build relationships. This is the time to use your downtime, if you have it. Reach out to old/current colleagues to check in on them, make sure they are safe and healthy. If someone reaches out to you just to have a conversation about future opportunities at your company or just to get advice, carve the time out. Its time we help those displaced because of the rapid change to our economy and the businesses that it has impacted. Have those meaningful conversations that you normally would not have because of never ending deadlines and workplace demands.

Now is the time for us to be as helpful as we can. Each one of us have been impacted by this epidemic in some form or another. Its time for us to leverage what makes us great as both individuals and as a society to overcome these challenges together.

As always, we are here to help you in any way we can. #beatcovid, #careerplanning


John Greenblatt

CEO/Five Star Resume LLC.