Sometimes job searches take longer time than normal. Because job seekers have been in transition longer, it’s easy to get bogged down…even come to a complete stop. It’s human nature. It’s very hard to get started again
I am going to coin a term for this…”Job Search Inertia”.
For those of you not familiar with the term “inertia”, it simple means that “it takes a lot more energy to start something moving than to keep it moving.” Ever pushed a car that ran out of gas? It takes about three people to get the car rolling, but once it’s rolling it only takes one person to push it…inertia. Make sense?
When you lose your job, it takes a lot of energy and focus to get over the initial shock. But, once your job search is in full swing, things start happening. You have overcome the inertia of getting started and begin to gain momentum. Things get easier.
When you experience setbacks, it’s very easy to lose your momentum. You slow down. That’s normal. But, you need to continue to push forward. Don’t stop. It takes a lot more energy to gain your momentum back when you stop. You have to overcome the Job Search Inertia of stopping. Remember pushing the car?
When I lose momentum, I go to a seminar or a networking meeting. I meet new people…listen to new ideas. I feel begin to better…overcoming inertia…keeping the car rolling…to the next gas station.
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“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” — Brian Tracy