When it comes to the job search, just getting going can be the most difficult part. From the Wall Street Journal: The most difficult part of making a career change is starting it, especially with only your desire to propel you.
David Allen, the author of “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity“, says:
You have to be able to take action in your life without being bumped around like a victim..It helps to recognize that being a self-starter is a set of behaviors that you can adopt.
If you’re having trouble thinking of a project to get you moving in the right direction, start with the basics:
Your first project could be something as simple as making a career-opportunities folder, in which you put interesting articles you cut out of magazines or read online…It could be setting up a time each week to reflect on the bigger picture of your life. It’s not a bad thing to hold off on the biggest decisions until your thinking has matured.
Related articles that may be of interest…
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (bluearchipelagoreviews.com)
- Early-Bird Discount on “Back to Basics Productivity” Ebook Expires Today – Order NOW! (lifehack.org)
- Nexty Is a GTD-Focused, Web-Based To-Do List [Getting Things Done] (lifehacker.com)
- David Allen on Getting It All Done (ducttapemarketing.com)
- You: Focus Your To-Do List with a “Skydiving List” [Productivity] (lifehacker.com)