Friday, November 16, 2007

Working On It

After much consideration, I'm on the verge of hiring a career coach. Someone who can help me push myself in the right direction. I'm also working with the Strengths Finder program to try and define my skills better so I'll make a better pitch in an interview.

It's difficult being at home, because even though I'm actively writing cover letters (and an essay that I hope to have up here at some point), I'm a little down in the mouth. I love being able to sleep in and have my cats around me all the time, but really, I need to be at work accomplishing something. For example, yesterday I did a 1,000 piece puzzle all by myself in two hours. It was great to be able to exercise my brain like that, but, well, it's not really an accomplishment. In a few minutes I'm going to put it back in the box, and it will be the same as if I hadn't done it at all.

I'd really like to hear from people who are looking at re-energizing their careers. I can't be the only one considering the future. What's the one piece of advice you'd give to someone?

3 responses:

Victoria said...

It's interesting there are no comments here... perhaps no one has it really figured out? Sometimes I think that people just set a path in college (or before) and just forge ahead. The people who look to move sideways, or straight upward, are few and far between. How does one do it with integrity without tearing your hair out?

My boyfriend directed me to your blog for encouragement, as I am in the middle of a major, depressing, and totally unexpected career change... and finding that a great record at an even better University somehow isn't enough to get me somewhere, anywhere.

I have no words of wisdom for you, I'm still trying to figure it all out. But good luck to you!

Carlita said...

Just came to your blog via Penelope Trunk's. I don't have any advice for you, but it seems you are doing the right things. Taking time to rest, reflect, and explore. I am in a similar situation and wish you all the best. I will be reading.

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