I just got back from spending Thanksgiving in Las Vegas. We don’t usually travel at Thanksgiving, (especially to Las Vegas) but we intentionally wanted a holiday distraction…and boy, did we get it. Since the goal of the trip was distraction, we immersed ourselves in the feast for the eyes that Sin City has to offer. Just walking the Strip is distracting and it helps fast track your feelings of thankfulness. So what does this topic have to do with job search?
I imagine even if you didn’t travel last week, you still found yourself engaged in a few distracting activities: eating, visiting with family and friends, watching football, basketball and parades or just relaxing. I encourage distraction with my clients – it’s good for clearing your head, getting a fresh perspective on your situation, and simply re-energizing yourself. But if you were employed, today you’d be back at your desk, calling on customers and attacking the stack of work that piled up when you were gone.
The same needs to be true if you’re looking for a job. Too often I seen clients distractedly float through from Thanksgiving to the New Year, and frankly it’s a mistake. As of today, Nov 28, we have 4 work weeks before the typical week off between Christmas and the New Year. FOUR WEEKS! I know there are plenty of holiday activities to keep you busy, but there’s still a lot of time and it’s a mistake to believe nothing can happen on the job front in the next 28 days.
So use these next four weeks wisely:
As you can see, there’s lots to keep you busy and productive on your job search in the next four weeks. It’s great you had a little distraction last week, just don’t stay distracted!
Control, Alt, Delete: This universal (at least in the PC world) key stroke sequence is used to reboot a computer system. I don’t know about you, but I typically use Ctrl/Alt/Delete when something isn’t working right, when my system is working too slow, when a program isn’t responding or when I need to reset. Depending on your Windows version, you get different computer system responses and screens that appear. I’m currently on Windows 7 and my options are:
We continue to hear how we’re experiencing a ‘new normal’ so if your job search or career is stuck, nothing and no one is responding and you need to start new, maybe it’s time for a civilized reset…press Ctrl/Alt/Delete.
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