I wrote the following post last year, and I thought it was appropriate to share it today. I learned my lesson and plan to go berry picking this morning. In fact, I may be out picking berries as you read this! (Or eating the fruits of my labor!)
The career lesson in a nutshell? Don’t delay your job search. I know that it is tempting to take a break over the summer. It’s hot and a good time for vacation. The kids are home from school, and schedules are off kilter. However, if you hold off and delay your search – you don’t get your resume in order, start (or grow) your online and in-person networking efforts, you’ll just be that much further behind in the fall. So, take some time now and get some help with your search. Contact me for a quote for a resume revision. Did you know that you can probably make back your investment in the first few days – maybe even hours – on the job?
Read on for some additional incentive to get up and get going from last year’s post!
Have you ever wanted to do â€¨something but waited too â€¨long and it was too late?
This happened to me this week. I had planned (by planned, I really mean thought about it and decided it would be fun) to go strawberry picking. Although it would be hot (really hot), the idea of having a productive day in the sun, resulting in lots of juicy, inexpensive strawberries seemed like a great plan.
To make a long story short, I waited too long. The strawberries are all picked over. It’s not even worth going now. But, blueberries are in season soon! You can bet that I’m not going to miss out this time. I’ve already penciled in a blueberry picking time – right as the season starts.
Even the best intended plans sometimes go astray. My problem? I didn’t focus on my goal (mmm…strawberry shortcake, strawberry shakes, strawberries and cream…) and my idea never actually became a plan. When a job hunt is at stake, the results are more important than a lack of strawberry treats. A new job isn’t going to come knocking on your door any more than a bale of berries was going to start growing in my yard.
You need to plant the seeds -â€¨make a plan to get things moving â€¨in the right direction for your career.
Are you someone who planned for a “new career for a new year” back when the ball dropped? If you are, I hope you aren’t letting someone else pick all of your berries! It’s hard to believe, but this year is almost 1/2 over.
If you haven’t focused on your hunt, you’ll be right where you started when another new year comes around.
What is holding you back from making a positive change in your life? Even if the strawberries are all gone, you still owe it to yourself to make sure you have a fruitful career! I can help by walking you through every step of your job hunt, from writing your resume to negotiating your offer. Learn more about me and how I can help and be sure to get in touch soon!