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Just Do It – Getting started on your job search.

February 15th, 2010

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.

For more, check out our career advice resources or our job listings.

One Response to “Just Do It – Getting started on your job search.”

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