Looking for a job? Don’t make me laugh…Part 2

Businessman on Pogo Stick in Desert

So, you like to put yourself back on the market every two- three years; Fine, if that’s what works for you, then all the more reason why you should have a go-to person that understands your wants, your needs, your concerns, and yes, your feelings.  There are no shortcuts in this perfunctory process, and when it comes right down to it, your transitory nature demands you make well-informed decisions. We are talking about something far more senior than your ability to text your friends on the fly or do your shopping online. You have some wiggle room there. But when you act with frivolous expediency when it comes to your livelihood, you risk jeopardizing your whole career; and, for what, convenience? I am guessing you have better things to do with your time? Really?  Given our fast paced lifestyles filled with deadlines, avoiding the crowds, the traffic jams, the anxiety of interviewing face to face with a know- it all Recruiter, you are right 100 percent. Who needs the headaches when you can just email and text your way through the obstacles of life?  Yes, technology is a beautiful thing. NO, it is not what you do when you are seeking a new job. Whatever your desires are, think about how you busted your butt in college, probably still steeped in school debt, just so you can get an edge on your competitors and have a modicum of control on how your life turns out. And, for all of your hard work and dedication, so many of you haphazardly paste your resume on random job boards without knowing who reads it or if any form of human interaction other than emails and texts will follow. Not cool…

Several months ago, Pokémon was the hottest mobile app around, and today, no one talks about it anymore. Wow! That was quick… Some trends are fly -by -night others are here to stay. Some things are better left unchanged and others are right to fall. The art of the job search, that’s right the “ART” is a deeply personal experience, and as such, you owe it to yourself, to connect with a highly skilled recruiter that can help you to navigate the complexities of the search and, prevent you from stepping on the land mines that stand in the way of you finding the job that makes you feel relevant again. Put the salsa and chips down, turn off the television now, disconnect your laptop, desktop, tablet and cell phone; Your devices (vices) can wait for you to power them back up and return to your connected life. But, for now, get on a bus, a train, your bike, a pogo stick, your skateboard or any other mode of transportation, and start doing something good for yourself by scheduling face-to-face meetings with human beings that can actually make a difference in your life.

 

Stay tuned for more to come…

 

Offer still stands- lets meet up for coffee or tea if you prefer. My treat. I promise no canned pitches, just straight honest conversation, and maybe, just maybe, we cut through the clutter, trounce on any obstacles in the way and help you build something real, long lasting and rewarding.

 

B Green

 

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New York, NY 10123

 

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