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month I fulfilled a yearning. We returned to Italy! Ever since going to
Florence, Tuscany and the Cinque Terre 7 years ago, I’ve been fantasizing
about going back. This trip took us to Milan, Venice and the Lake country
- Lake Como, Lake Lugano, and Lake Maggiore.
beauty of Italy, its hillside towns, the snow-covered Alps and the friendliness
of the people all made for a memorable journey. Here are a couple of photos
from our trip, one in St. Mark’s Square in Venice (we are very happy
people indeed) and another on Isola Bella.
Back to the
real world (sigh)!
Is your job search plan stalling? Read on for tips on how to keep focused
and enjoy the process while still moving forward.
a wonderful start to Summer!
To Your Success,
your job search feel like a big weight on your shoulders?
Are you confused
about what you should do next?
Do you have
starts and stops in your search activities?
Are you beating
yourself up because you haven’t done enough?
a job search can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances.
Add to that
a full time job, kids and/or other pressing responsibilities, and it gets
And the higher
you are on the food chain, the longer it takes to find your next position.
On top of
all those pressures, are you making things worse by what you’re
themselves up because they don’t feel up to the task.
too much information and they don’t know where to start, so they
do little and then give up.
Or they berate
themselves because they haven’t done “enough.” Time
for a reality check!
are some tips to keep it real:
realistic standards and expectations. If you have locked-in
time commitments (full-time job, kids, etc.), you need to be extra
careful in planning your activities. Set weekly goals that you can
comfortably meet. Under-promise and then, if you do more, you’ll
be happy with your progress.
to wait gracefully. Do you want it all now? Ahhh, if only.
. . Deal with your impatience! The older I get, the more I realize
the importance of being patient. Nothing happens overnight. All those
folks who made it big spent years building, waiting and never giving
up. Allow your career plan the time it needs to unfold.
a plan. Before you take step one, what are your career goals?
A new job? Positioning yourself for promotion? What’s your timetable?
I can’t stress enough the importance of a written plan.
That way you’ll see the steps you need to take, can check off
your accomplishments, and keep track of your progress. Remember to
celebrate your wins.
put the cart before the horse. Can you compellingly and succinctly
describe what you want? Don’t expect people (recruiters, your
networking contacts, friends, etc.) to connect the dots. Until you
can easily articulate the kind of job you want and what you’d
like to be doing, networking will be a wasted opportunity.
a resume only after you are clear about your job goals. I
get calls from prospective clients saying, “I need a new resume.”
After a few minutes of conversation, they admit they’re unsure
of their next career move. They expect a new resume to replace the
pre-work they haven’t done. Your resume should reflect your
carefully thought out career objective.
a committed listener and have them hold you accountable. You
will accomplish more and feel better if you have a trusted friend
to talk to on a consistent basis. This person can be a sounding board
and can give you support when you hit a speed bump.
recommended reading list below for excellent books on this topic.
our lives trying to reach our goals. Yet, the time we actually spend reveling
in our achievement is minimal. Aren’t you always thinking about
the next thing you want? By accepting that your job search is a process
that happens over time, you give yourself permission to relax and enjoy
what’s in front of you today.
The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2005: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life