Time flies when you are having fun. It’s true! I realized this week is the seven-year anniversary of my blog. In celebration of the blog-aversary, I thought it would be fun to revisit my very first posts from seven years ago. I was surprised to find out that, while I wasn’t talking so much about social media in that first week of blogging, the advice I provided seven years ago is still sound and valid today.
Below is the text of my very first blog post. Do any of these statements resonate with you? If so, it’s probably time to start thinking about how you are going to make a change in 2015!
A new year is a great opportunity to reevaluate your career goals and decide if 2008 (or 2015) is the year that you’ll (finally) focus on finding a new job or career.
Is this your year?Â Do any of these bullet points sound familiar?
- You dread going to work. Thinking about your job gives you a twitch, or that familiar stress feeling in your neck.
- You aren’t being paid what you are worth.Â You need to make more money to support your lifestyle or family.
- You have always dreamed (or at least thought about) a career in a different industry or setting.
- Your work consumes you.Â You are working so many hours that you don’t have time for anything else in your life, and you want more.
Your job isÂ having a negative impact on your health.
If any of these describe your situation, now is the time to plan for a move.Â Although a job hunt may sound like a lot of work, with the right tools and attitude, you can successfully transition to a new job or career.Â Stay tuned for more about how to get started!