Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday? Are you having family join you? Who’s on your guest list? Have you planned the menu? Have your shopped for the provisions you will need? Have you enlisted others to bring something to add to the feast? Can you find that favorite recipe that you want to whip up? Have you thought in advance how you will serve the meal? How will you decorate the table? What beverages will you offer those in attendance? What time will dinner be served? What desserts will you have on hand for the gathering? What about hors d'oeuvres? Where will guests sit? Who gets seated next to Aunt Gladys and Uncle George? What about the dog – does she get to stay inside or does she get parked in the kennel? Who’s on clean-up duty?
Questions, questions and more questions in preparation for a Thanksgiving Day celebration.
Can you imagine hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner and doing absolutely nothing to prepare for it?
Wonder what your family or guests would say, think, or do if they arrived and you had done nothing in advance to prepare for the holiday gathering?
Can you imagine looking for a new job and doing absolutely nothing to prepare for it? Do you know anyone who uses the WITFAJ plan? Are you a fan of the WITFAJ formula? It’s a timeless strategy, you know – Wingin’ It To Find a Job. No thought, no preparation, no readiness, no commitment, no advance planning needed for this strategy – whether you are embarking upon a Thanksgiving Dinner or a new job search.
One of my clients (a hiring manager) and I were talking about job search and job seekers. He was commenting how he could spot a stand-out candidate in but a few seconds. I asked him how and he said “there’s one thing above all else -- they are prepared.”
As Thanksgiving Day approaches and as your job search gets underway, are you prepared?
“If I miss a day of practice, I know it. If I miss two days, my manager knows it. If I miss three days, my audience knows it." — André Previn