I used to be ashamed of my job burnout.hought it meant I was weak and a failure.
I never heard anyone else talking about it at the office, and it seemed like I was alone in the land of fried and fizzled careers.
Even after I turned my career around, I didn’t like sharing my job burnout history.
That dreaded hole – the one where you were out of work for several months, or years, through no fault of your own – the glaring employment gap when a full time student as a mature adult to get through the degree faster. How do you explain legitimate absences without getting ‘dinged’ for a spotty work record?
Youthful job seekers don’t have much work experience per se, so don’t know what to put on their first resume. They may have a asset they don’t realize is just as experienced as ‘real’ or ‘paid’ work – their volunteer experience. Even the Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop or the little league baseball team can be a volunteer event that equates to ‘work experience.’
Even with the best intentions, there are still times when our communications (or our failure to communicate) end up leading us down the wrong path. When this takes place, it is necessary to restate, repair or recover from a misstep or misstatement. We waste even more time sorting out the damage than we hoped to have avoided if we had dealt with something using thoughtfulness and careful attention the first time around.