Nothing is more worrisome than being out of work and dreading the bills coming in the mail that you canít afford to pay. Scarier yet is not having funds for job shopping (gas money or interview clothing).
Anytime you’re in a position to evaluate a job offer against your current gig, it can be stressful but not a bad problem to have, right? When you have a job and have been working hard at finding a new one by squeezing in job interviews and sending “thank you” notes, pat yourself on the back when you receive that offer letter from the company who has chosen you to work for them!
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespearean quote resonates as I ponder the value of networking.
If only networking were under the guise of a different name. Personally, I bristle when someone uses the word, ‘networking,’ an odd reaction considering the line of work I am in. I use the term, because of its universal appeal, but sparingly, as I believe there are better ways to articulate how to forge, cultivate and leverage value-add relationships in one’s career.
Hearing whispers in the office corridors about layoffs or future terminations strikes terror and instills worry in everyone – especially in the current economic crisis. If the job is in jeopardy, start taking steps to ensure readiness for that final HR call.