Posted in Career Management, Retirees, Unemployment, Women @ home

Seek Clarity in Tough Times

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds. – Marta

Yes, they are tough times. I know.

I know because I live in a community as well and meet people of all parts of society and can see that we are living interesting times when it comes to unemployment. Having said, there is some goodness to what is happening and while you might not recognize that today, you will eventually.

First of all let us agree that times are tough.

Second of all, let us agree that just before times got tough, you were questioning your career and its future direction. While this may not apply to all, my experience in talking to others, it is the case more often than not.

So then what?

In your career and job search, you must must must take the time to define your ideal career opportunity.

If it is entrepreneurship, be clear on what that looks like and make sure that it is what you see as ideal and NOT as a fall back position to unemployment.

If it is a job, what are you doing day to day? Not 100% of the time but what would your job role typically focus on the majority of the time? Sales? Writing? Researching? Driving? Thinking? Talking?

What does your ideal workplace look like? Is it an office? Is it based from home?

Are you restricted in terms of geography? Language?

Once you do this, you will know what you are searching for, who to contact and why … and that is what gets you the opportunity you seek even if you are retired and seek to continue working.

You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events. Joel Osteen

Don’t give up, you are almost there!



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