Congratulations on initiating the first step in making a career
change. Hiring a professional to craft your career documents
is imperative when competing against the other candidates
in your industry.
The average job search takes six months if at least 10 –
12 hours a week are spent on the strategy. In today’s
tough market, a search must be based upon three different
components: networking, applying online, and social media.
It’s easy to get discouraged, or even bitter while walking
through a search. Here are some tips to help keep you motivated
during this phase of your life:
Socialize with employed friends in your industry. Not
only are they a reminder that jobs really do exist, they
may have inside tips on new jobs that be on the horizon.
Four out of ten people find their “best job”
through personal connections.
Embrace uplifting media platforms that promote inspiration.
Read books, websites, newsletters….anything that
keeps you positive and upbeat.
Minimize your exposure to “glass half empty”
Stay organized. Remember it is a job looking for a job.
Keep an updated file reflecting the name of the job, how
you found it, who you spoke to, when you spoke to
them, their contact information, and any other pertinent
Read biographies about successful people. Every successful
person encountered setbacks along the way and it helps
enormously to know that you are not alone.
Consider joining a job search group, but only if the
members are positive. This is the time to only surround
yourself with people who give support, perspective, advice,
Don’t forget to enjoy hobbies or sports. Time away
from the job search is not only invigorating, but necessary
to reenergize. Designate one day a week away from your
I enjoy staying in touch with my clients. Please feel free
to pick up the phone and call me if you need help after project
completion. My world is all about relationships and client
service is of the upmost importance to me.
With warm regards and best wishes for a quick and lucrative