It’s October and I’m taking control of my career. My goal this year is to get a job. I have a job, but I’m looking for growth in my career. I mean that is why I’m going through 1,000 years of school, it seems like.
But at the beginning of this year, I was in contact with a company that I thought was going to hire me. It would have been the perfect opportunity for me at this stage of my career. After getting the typical phone call, “We decided to go with another candidate with a bit more experience”, I got really unmotivated. And for months I didn’t apply to any more jobs. But the end of the year is near and I still have a goal to achieve. I am going to do what I have to do on my part to make sure my goal is met.
So I am challenging myself to 31 days of Applying. I’ve already started. Basically, I’m going to do my research and seek jobs that will be a growth opportunity for my career, and apply. To support this challenge, I have updated several versions of my resume. I have developed cover letter, what I believe to be strong. I have composed a formal document of professional references. Lastly, I have prepared work samples just in case they are requested.
If any of you are looking to find a new job, gain career growth or simply make a career change, I advise you to join the challenge. Throughout the month I will give weekly updates of this process and what outcomes I receive. If any of you have been through this process, please share your story.
Talk to you all next week with my first 31 days of Applying update.