YOUR SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH, by Tom Murray Exec. Director, Career Transitions Center. How to decide –” it used to be either /or, now it’s multiple choice”, Nesbitt. WHAT IT TAKES TO GET A JOB. Decide what you want to do Know yourself honestly Prepare good written materials
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How to decide –” it used to be either /or, now it’s multiple choice”, Nesbitt
What life stage are you at?
Is it consistent with your age?
Can you evaluate your skills honestly?
Identity/role confusionERICKSON’S CHILD STAGESSTAGES ISSUES
Integrity/ despairERICKSON ADULT STAGESSTAGE ISSUES
Age of mastery
Age of integrity
18 to 30
30 to 45
45 to 85
45 to 65
65 to 85 +SHEEHY – ADULT STAGES
Excitement and Passion
ContributionATTITUDE FOR SUCCESSten emotions of power (Robbins)
Group or alone
Past, present, future
Expert or generalist
Stable or ambiguousTRIAL AND ERROR, the only way to find the “right” job
Handbill or life statements
Arrange temporary structures
Don’t act for sake of action
Take care of yourself in little ways
Explore other side of change
Find out what is waiting in the wings of your life
Use transition as impetus for new learning
Get someone to talk to
Recognize that transition has characteristic shapeTRANSITION CHECKLIST (Bridges)
Good physical health
Happy marital relationship
Competence in vocation
Contributing to community
Fulfilling sexual relations
Close same sex friends
High incomeCORE VALUES FOR SUCCESS (Doug Heath)
Even lawyers, maybe…
Especially if we don’t live our sad stories
Life is a do it yourself project – don’t wait, live it!