There are plenty of “New Year, New You” and “Out with the old, in with the New” type motivational blogs and articles, but I’m suggesting you don’t let the New Year change the “Old You”.
This isn’t a reference to age, or “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” kind of message, but what I’m suggesting is you embrace who you are and what you stand for.
You see, over the years in recruiting I find that people try to re-invent themselves when they come to a crossroads. They could be out of work, unhappy with their current job, or relocating and they feel it’s a great time to re-invent themselves. For some, this is great, but for most, you want to stick with your strength and what you know. This way, you will get back on your feet and on track sooner.
Disillusioned job seekers over the past few years have been sending emails and pounding the phones to find a great job. That economy is behind us, but the sense of frustration still resonates.
This year, put in that same amount of effort, think like the “old you” and those efforts should pay off with the better economy and your great background. Of course make sure you are sending out a great resume and cover/intro letter because even though the market is better, you still need to portray the most professional you that you can.
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