Being between jobs is tough. Sometimes it feels like you’re driving around, looking for a gas station, and the gas gage is reading “Empty”.
It’s even tougher when you’re a little lost, and you’re concerned that you may be taking too long a route. You don’t want to run out of gas on the way to the station!
This is where “Search Management” really helps.
- A Motivation challenge. You have got to stay motivated, and you have real mental, emotional, and spiritual stuff to deal with every day! (For me, mental exhaustion seemed to rob me of up to two hours out of my day.) So, you want to be efficient with your time.
- You’re not used to being unemployed, and not much good at it, either. So, you want to know:
- When is the best time for cold calls, or the preferred “warm” calls (ask a Mentor if you don’t know what these are!)
- Informational Interviews?
That’s what this is about. Learn how to put together the best possible week of job-seeking.
For you introverts, this is also a fairly relaxed week, where you can write, think, and let the ideas sink in. Please come and be encouraged, because God will see you through this into something much brighter.
NETWORKING IS HOW I FOUND WORK AGAIN — AND NOT ANY WORK, BUT MUCH, MUCH BETTER WORK!
It’s true, the grace of God is how I get EVERYTHING.
But if the grace of God is how I live (which it is!) then NETWORKING is like BREATHING.
Definitely attend this week at all costs. This is high octane fuel for your search. Forget all of the negative stereotypes of NETWORKING and all of the gross and “leechy” approaches you’ve ever either used or experienced. CTW networking is much more like finding ways to bring value to others, and bless them, which is, of course, one of the best ways to advertise yourself!
I have listened to this presentation over 10 times, and I am still getting things out of it.