Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Getting Ready

Occasionally I come upon clients, or better still, clients come upon me who
realize how important it is to always be looking ahead.  This is no simple feat, because life and career can change so rapidly and frequently that looking ahead sometimes is as clear as mud. This morning I met with such a client who has targeted Sept. of 2013 as when she wants to be working in a new position. She paid attention to what she sees coming, contacted me and is giving herself plenty of time to get ready and launch an effective job search campaign. In this recessionary atmosphere, it is the rare job change candidate for whom the next position comes along quickly. Take time to look ahead...take even more time to prepare and launch. You will be glad that you did.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

It Can Be Done!

This am, I had a call from the mom of a former client of mine. The client is a 2012 college grad who has just landed her first job. It is not exactly what she wanted, and it looks like it may not last beyond the end of 2012, but she secured it by working her network, she will be making a decent salary, and she has benefits. It also gives her about a 6 month reprieve to look for her next  position and adds to her resume and her network. I sent congratulations to my former client, wishing her well, and praising her on her success. She kept at it, presented herself well and is now employed!