It’s easy to get bogged down…even come to a complete stop. Once you slow down or even stop, it’s very hard to get started again. I call it…”Job Search Inertia”.
For those of you not familiar with the term “inertia”, it simply 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 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.
Everyone have a terrific week.
Ken Lazar, CEO
Ability Professional Network, LLC
Experts in Recruiting Sales Professional