Inaction breeds doubt and fear… Get busy with your job search!

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
— Dale Carnegie, Author

Hello, I am back and have missed my blogging. I have been working on my youtube.com videos and will be adding two more this week. Please check out our http://www.youtube.com/dearjanedialogues videos. I love the quote above. It’s so important to put a schedule together when you are in a career transition or actively looking for a job. How can you go from working 40-80 hours a week and then just stop and have nothing to do? It’s hard on most people and then some people just flow with it. Well it’s hard to do that if you are a responsible person who has a family to support and a mortgage to pay. So I would like to share some tips with you about how you can get into action and put together a schedule that works for you! 1) First get honest with yourself about the hours you are going to put into your job search. My clients who invest 5 hours per day will get hired within 6 weeks to 2.5 months. 2) So decide if you are a morning or evening person and work your schedule around that and your family. 3) It is so important to plan meals and exercise and fun in your day! 4) You will feel so much better if you do the following everyday: network, post and refresh your resume on the job boards, send resumes through www.indeed.com, and send resumes directly to the companies website of your target companies. 5) It’s so important to hang out with people that are positive and that are employed. 6) Get dressed everyday like you are going out for the day to meet your friends and have some fun. 7) Go to your local diner or coffee shop and if you have a laptop, job search there, get a change of scenery 8) If you don’t have a computer at home or a laptop then check out the One Stop Career Center nearest you or the closest library.

Remember: “The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Are and “What You Put In To Your Job Search Is What You Will Get Out Of It.” Have a great week!

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One Response to Inaction breeds doubt and fear… Get busy with your job search!

  1. Samantha Burgess October 15, 2008 at 11:51 am #

    Good advice. Despite the layoff news I hear, I still see thousands of high paying jobs posted on job sites –

    http://www.linkedin.com (networking for professionals)
    http://www.indeed.com (aggregated listings)
    http://www.realmatch.com (jobs matched to your skills)

    Good luck to those that need jobs!

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