Later, during a session with a client, she made a remark about needing to 'just get it done’ which prompted me to share the above quote with her. As I contemplated the quote’s application to job search, I thought of these things. Feel free to add your own ideas; I’d love to read them.
- Get an idea, get a focus, a goal and a plan.
- Fully, totally and completely commit yourself to the ‘transition’ project.
- Assemble your offline/online resources, including reading materials, a good attitude & a realistic perspective.
- Become an invested, willing, and discerning student of the 2011 job search process.
- Set yourself up to succeed, learn and deal with setbacks and failures that go with the territory of looking for new employment in today’s intensely competitive market.
Get It Done
- Enlist competent career help if you don’t know what you’re doing; do not dwell in a state of ‘stuck’ – your competition isn't.
- Build a trusted transition team and personal/professional connections to support your endeavor.
- Invite your passion and energy to show up each and every day; don’t quit on yourself and/or others no matter what.
Get It Done Right
- Know your brand with certainty and consistency, including your strengths, flaws and vulnerabilities before you go to market.
- Create a branded resume that makes you shine like no other.
- Learn how to speak well and confidently about yourself, your skills, competencies, and value.
- Master the 2011 job search process including knowledge of online resources and technology.
- Brace yourself for competition, pressure, turbulence, and rejection while developing coping strategies and mechanisms to wade your way through the muck and the mire you will no doubt encounter.
- Remove these three words from your thinking/speaking: ‘I don’t know’ and replace them with “I will find out and I will not stop until I get what I want/need.”
- Once you have executed your master plan for finding, accepting and starting* a new job, exit the transition project.
- Stay prepared 24/7; always be ready to go shopping for a new job anytime, anywhere.
- Say thank you to all those who helped you #succeed; share what you know about job search success with a friend, colleague or relative who is in transition.
Get In, Get It Done, Get It Done Right, Get Out.
*I have had a handful of clients in 2011 who were offered a job one day and it was rescinded the next. Hence, the 'started'.
posted by billiesucher