Employers prize out-of-the-box thinkers, so you’ve got to hand it to Blake Stough for being creative when it comes to finding a job.
The 41-year-old Spring Grove resident posted on Facebook earlier this week that he’d be at a table upstairs at Central Market between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, resume in hand, ready to meet with prospective employers.
“Central Market is a prime location for networking, and I want to use this opportunity to meet as many people as possible,” Stough posted. “Even one new connection will be considered a success.”
He asked his Facebook friends to circulate his post on their Facebook pages.
No prospective employers had shown up yet when I found Stough upstairs at Central Market around noon today.
But Stough, who was laid off from his job as a printer in August, wasn’t discouraged in the least.
“This was more of an attempt to get the word out,” he said. “It’s still mission accomplished in my book.”
Stough is focusing on finding another job in printing , but he’s open to other fields, including something related to history. Stough is founder of the Preserving York Facebook page, which is dedicated to York County history.
“I’m passionate about whatever I do,” Stough said.
Sounds like that includes his job search.
If you want to reach Stough, his email address is email@example.com