Friday, January 16, 2015

Managing Your Own Affairs

Author: Eva Lucas,
             Insurance Producer

You’re in transition. That’s OK. You’re not the only one; it’s not the end of the world. Before you work on your resume or mock interview, consider the following steps.

First, you need to take care of yourself. I mean make sure you are well physically. You might want to consult a doctor for a physical exam. After all, how can you work if you have a tooth ache? Or a migraine? See a doctor to take care of this problem. Refer your ailment, to a certified specialist. Otherwise you would be more of a hindrance to your family than an asset. Remember the phrase, “a sound body goes with a sound mind”. 

Also, you have to eat right to feel right. I’m not going into nutrition. So you have know what 
foods to eat and avoid. Everything in moderation as they say. If you must drink alcohol, drink sparingly. If you smoke, drop it like a bad habit. Do a little exercise like taking leisure walks. Ask your doctor for his/her advise if it is right for you. (That’s my disclaimer).  

Second, your job is to look for a job. Plan your day as if you are going to work. Structure it so that you have a productive day. Have breakfast; your brain needs food. That’s your fuel to start the day. You might want to plan your day by surfing the web. Have a journal wherein you can document the date and time of your correspondence. Whenever you open an  account with a company, have your user name and password documented. My friend has a log book just for user name and password for easy reference.  

Third, make sure you have a good resume. If you don’t know the difference between a 
functional resume as opposed to a chronological resume, you need to see Alex Freund, 
Landing Expert. He helped someone revise an effective resume which led to landing a job. 
Also, read Garrett Miller’s book, Hire on a WHIM. It is full on wonderful incites which you 
might not be aware of. I actually had the library purchase the book so I may benefit from it 
and have it circulated for others in our county.  

If you missed Richard Paino’s presentation  titled: The Psychology of Re-Employment, you might want to invite him again. It’s amazing how one’s thoughts and emotions influence one’s  job search. Read Dave Schuchman’s blog on How to Send an Email to Someone when you do not know their email address. Thank’s Dave, now I know how it’s done. Read Stephen Juro’s blog on Adopting Marketing Principles to Your Job Search. I like the paragraph, Determine a problem the company has and how you can be the solution. Lastly, read Richard Pawlack’s Summer Fun! Tweet! Tweet!  He must a guru on social media. I can surely learn from it.

Lastly, try to remain positive. If you follow the steps above, things can only get better. There is always HOPE.

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