Turn, Turn, Turn…
The rock group, The Byrds recorded a song taken from the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes. The first few lines of Turn, Turn, Turn are as follows:
To Everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn).
And a time to every purpose, under heaven.
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to reap a time to sow…
Unlike what you have been told (and assume to be true), this is NOT the time to write your resume. This is the “season” to till the soil prior to planting the seeds that eventually lead to the harvest season (employment). You will soon be launching a Marketing Campaign, but as with every marketing campaign, we must start at the beginning. It’s time to prepare.
I heard you were wacky, Al, but this is nuts!
You’re not the first to say that, but follow this line of thought for a bit. The job search world has changed dramatically. It is process driven. Work the process from the beginning and run into fewer roadblock.
Before you start tapping away blindly at your new resume and applying into the Black Hole of online submissions you should gather what you need for success.