By: Amy Soricelli, Assistant Vice President Career Services
and Alumni Relations at Berkeley College
We all read articles about the right way to conduct a job search. There are endless tips for changing your job, re-focusing your search, switching up key words and revising the resume. How many times have you revised yours? What about your cover letters – have you revised them this year? About to?
Why not try something really different? What does your wish list look like? If you are like most people you have a “job you would be happy with” and the “job of your dreams”. Is there any way to find a happy middle ground – any way for you to combine the job/career that you really want with the one that seems the most attainable?
I am a realist. I believe in what exists and what could possibly exist if all the factors are 100% in place and the moon and stars are aligned. I do not spend hours in dreamy thought pondering “what ifs”. I am trying to do things a little differently this year and stepping (one toe at a time) out of my comfort zone. I am doing things a little out of the ordinary and trying to add something new to each day – it could be a simple addition to the tossed salad at lunch or a new author I have never read before. When it comes to my candidates in the job search – I am suggesting new methods to search and trying to start the conversation with “what did you want to be when you grew up and how far away are you from this plan?”
Shoot for the moon in 2015. The possibilities are endless and the search might open up avenues that you never thought of exploring before – if the moon does not prove to be the best place for you perhaps your solid ground will look better than it did last year. Give it a try!
(thanks Georgia O’Keeffe for the Ladder to the Moon painting!)