On Twitter I’ve been seeing the hashtag for #100DaysOfCode from people who are spending 100 days to learn how to program. It’s inspiring, and fun to watch their progress. It’s really cool to read when someone posts about a new contract, or turning in a project to a customer. Here’s an example:
Its #day100 & its been so productive! I’ve agreed on a price & web design for my first freelance client & i’ve written an article summarising my thoughts upon completion of this challenge. https://t.co/ZTpG7V8gTN
— Jasmine (@CodesJamber) November 25, 2019
The stories that accompany this hashtag are all about empowerment through education and creating financial security by creating personal value. This speaks to my heart!
For weeks I’ve been thinking about introducing something similar. It will be much, much smaller… but still, I’m introducing #42DaysOfJobSearch. I want people in job search to be inspired, to be intentional, to make progress, to share progress, and to have hope. I want them to shoot for something, and make progress every single day.
Who is #42DaysOfJobSearch for?
Clearly it is for the job seeker. The person who feels alone, feels dejected, and needs a job (and hope). It is also for people who are preparing for a job search… Exhibit A:
Whether you are part of the 19% of BMO staff who are getting let go, or the thousands of WeWork staff out on the street, or you came from a tiny company (like I did) that doesn’t do outplacement… #42DaysOfJobSearch is for anyone who wants to better their career.
Even if you have a job right now, but feel underemployed or unsatisfied.
Why 42 Days?
Simple: because seven times six is 42! And because 42 is the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.”
Actually, because the Job Search Program is a six week program that you do seven days a week. During the 42 day journey you should be making as much progress, and have as much excitement and hope, as the people who are doing #100DaysOfCode.
Also, because 42 days seems like enough. It’s better than the one+ year job searches that I hear about. I want people to be intentional, directed, and purposeful, and make an impact on their future and income RIGHT NOW. I don’t want you to wait for months. I want you to have success NOW.
I want to know how your #42DaysOfJobSearch is going! I want to hear your progress, your stories, your tiny wins, your big wins… I want you to share and inspire others. Whether you share it on Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn or just send me an email, I want to hear and share this journey with you.
Learn more about the 42 day Job Search Program here. And send me updates on how you are doing.