Category: Personal Success
Like many of life’s endeavors, it takes a certain amount of momentum to really get going. As a college student, my least favorite part of any class was always the beginning. I didn’t have a firm grasp of what was expected and I wasn’t yet in the groove as far as assignments and studying. I always went through a bit of a learning curve to get a feel for expectations though once I had that knowledge, it was generally smooth sailing until the end of the semester.
Though there are a number of key components to a successful job search—networking, research, and hard work immediately come to mind—unfortunately none of them reduces the stress of finding a new position. There is no doubt about it: searching for a job can be stressful.
LLoyd is a member of the American Staffing Association (ASA), the largest nationwide group serving as the voice of the industry representing approximately 35,000 staffing and search firm locations in the U.S. These organizations employ an estimated 2.91 million people each day as part of the nation’s contingent workforce.
They say that the three of the most stressful things in life include moving to a new house, health issues and finding a new job. If this is true, especially the last one, it continues to stump me as to why so many job seekers approach their job search with absolutely no plan, no organization and will submit to working with practically anyone, without considering if it’s a good fit.
Workforce Readiness – Going Beyond the Technology: How Business Professionals Can Impact Tomorrow’s Workforce
Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report offered up an article on the new concerns of an evolving workforce. It points out that younger generation workers have been raised and educated using advanced technology and social tools for their work and networking activities.
Planning and preparation is an absolute must for the success of any business professional. An ideal example of why and how this works is in sports. Ask any professional sports coach and they will agree that when their team has a good practice, they always play a good game and more often than not, come away with a win.