I have been studying how people find jobs for the past 20 years. One thing that I learned is that the job search takes people out of their comfort zone. The job search is going to expose you to things that you would have never dreamed of doing before. It will force you to learn new and valuable skills.
If you are like most job seekers, your business network is limited. Your LinkedIn profile is fairly thin and you are not a big Facebook fan. You would rather throw-up than network. You are most likely not a member of a professional association and you have not attended many after hour events. That’s OK. We are going to fix that.
✔ To Do:
Today, I want you to rest. Take some time with your family. Try to enjoy the day. Unclutter your mind. You are about to take journey. Be open to new and valuable skills that you will learn in order to find your next job. Take this day to grieve for your old job and begin to put it behind you. It’s not your fault. Keep moving forward.
✔ Don’t Do:
Don’t bash your past employer to anyone. No one wants to hear it. Whatever the circumstances, your past employer put food on your plate and a roof over your head. Things didn’t work out. The sooner you can put that behind you, the quicker you will be ready for interviewing for your new job.
✔ Look online for job networking groups in your city. Make arrangements to attend their next meetings.
Get up at 5:30 am. Take a long walk and watch the sun rise.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and read the paper cover-to-cover.
Whatever your beliefs, take the time to be thankful for the blessing in your life. Many people feel that work is the first priority in their life…it’s not…not even close. Call your pastor, priest or rabbi. Let your spiritual leader know your situation and that you will call for an appointment.
“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained.” – Winston Churchill