Well, maybe you get it… but man, there are lots of people that just don’t get it.
I’m on enough e-mail lists and blogs where I *kind of* communicate with about 40,000+ people a day. And I see a common theme that just gets under my skin:
“I’m back in the job market. Does anyone know…”
Who’s back in the job market? How did you get out of the job market? Are you going to get out again? Are we freaking job market yo-yos??
Can I just submit that we are all in the job market, every day? Every single day, and we never leave it. That is our new world. If you are on the bottom rung, or the top rung, or somewhere comfortable in-between, please realize that you are in the job market. Yep, even if you own your own business.
And once we realize that, can we please do something about it? I’m not talking about lobbying to politicians, or trying to make the flat world round again. I’m talking about taking charge of your career and doing things NOW, little things every day (just a few minutes a day) to really take charge.
I know what I think these little daily things should be but I want you to chip in. Instead of leaving an “amen!” “hallelujah” or “you da man” comment, please help me answer Fred’s question, left in a comment a couple of days ago:
Great advice but where do you start each day? I have had two major companies close on me and then I was laid off from my “dream job” after 6 years. Now I have a great job again but have learned to not rely on security. I got this job from networking which is a great story on its own. What advice do you have for me to keep my network active. I don’t want to seem like I don’t like my current job. How do you get the word out and become “famous?”
That’s it – what do you do (or should you do) every single day? What did you do today?
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