Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Unemployed? Here's a suggested New Year's resolution from Consultant Leonard Deane
Leonard A. Deane Jr.- Strategic Communications has sent you a message.
Subject: Resolve To Get a Job in 2012
Resolve To Get a Job in 2012
I, ____________________ resolve to:
□ Reexamine every job-hunting method there is and reconsider whether there is a better way that you could be going about this.
□ Complete the Flower Exercise in “What Color Is Your Parachute?.”
□ Take a course to upgrade my skills.
□ Make five (5) cold calls (knock on doors) per week.
□ Make five (5) new connections each week.
□ Dress well for networking, informational interviews and job interviews.
□ Practice mock interview to increase my self confidence.
□ Respond to all requirements in a job positing, including cover letter and resume.
□ Respond to jobs for which I am qualified.
□ Record my job search, including all the contacts I have made and steps taken.
□ Record the communications between myself and an employer after the interview.
□ Choose not to take rejection or “no” personally.
□ Send thank-you letter to the employer who did not hire me.
□ Get daily personal support to stay positive during my job search.
□ Take care of me and family, maintain social and fitness activities.
□ Volunteer to focus on the needs of others and learn new skills.
□ Practice gratitude from the heart and be thankful.
□ Motivate myself by attending Employment Support Groups or workshops.
□ Keep a journal of successes.
□ On a weekly basis find something that is within your power to change.
□ Get out of the house one day a week and make contact with potential employers, networking opportunities, friends and neighbors.
□ Pray and ask for God’s guidance
Len Deane Jr. - Class of 1963
Facilitate Employment Support Group
Calvary Church, 2600 Shipley Road, Wilmington DE 19870