Why do you feel people are not seeking help with their job search? Were you ever of the mindset that you could do it yourself? You figured out that you needed some help and you began to seek out information. That led to your discovery of new information and you continued to learn. Right?
If you could tell just one person about something you learned, what would that be?
This week three people spoke on a panel at a job club I help oversee and shared their job search experience. These three people have secured new jobs. Jobs they absolutely love. Their stories were and are inspiring.
Their quests began during the darkest days when there were very few companies hiring and large numbers of people were being escorted out the door regularly. Obviously, this was discouraging. However, they persevered. They navigated through uncertain career goals. Two were able to transfer into different occupations within different industries. The other stayed in the industry of which he had extensive knowledge.
All three were introduced to their current employer through a networking contact. I hope this tells you something.
Each of them found ways to keep themselves motivated. Focusing on physical health was something they all found to be helpful.
These three are not slackers. They are committed individuals who want to contribute to an organization and make a difference. Obviously this came through during their interviews.
I want to thank Claire Eirmann, Kate Krueger, and Mike Lally for sharing what they've learned. This is what life is all about!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.