Virtual Job Club Day 1: Aug 22
So here we are. First day of a new adventure. No matter what you’ve been doing to find work, wipe the slate clean. Put away your assumptions about what works and what doesn’t. Ignore the headlines that shout “weak” economy and “nobody’s hiring.” While there aren’t enough jobs for everyone, you only need one. That’s what you should focus on: nabbing that one for you.
You can’t do that unless you’re clear on the kind of job you want. You can’t say you’ll take anything because it’s too generic and you’ll wind up with nothing.
Are you crystal clear on what you’re going after? If you could do anything right now, which we believe you can, what exactly would that be? (One caveat on “anything” — if your dream would be to ice fish year round but you live in the desert, then to pursue your goal, you’ll have to move. Not out of the question, but requires planning and vision. So when defining what you’d love to do now, keep in mind what’s realistic given your circumstances.)
Many of you posted on my Facebook wall your general goal. More than 90% were way too generic. I want you to get very clear on the kind of work you want to do and where you want
to do it.
Do a little soul searching today. If you could revise your resume and your plans to go after what you really, truly want — if you could write your own ticket — what specifically would it be?
And then answer: what’s stopping you? Hint: the economy is not an acceptable answer. What within you is preventing you from making this happen?
Share your answers below and feel free to use initials on your submissions if you wish.