It has been nearly a year since our group started this blog. Much has happened, and some things have stayed the same. An anniversary can be a time to reflect, so I am looking back at my first post here and giving it a slightly different twist.
People want to inspire when they tell others that life is what you make of it. Responses run between ‘yeah, yeah, yeah’ to the person for whom those words hit just the right spot at the right time. But it is so common to say and to hear because it is true. In life and in job search. Whether we want to hear it or not, whether we embrace it or not.
What to expect in job search, then? Well, we all have to find our own way – sometimes parts of the way can be shared with others and sometimes the way is lonely and challenging. Good stuff happens, but it can be missed because it isn’t the good stuff we are expecting – that perfect job offer. Bad stuff happens, plenty of it, and rejection too. But we each have to find a way around it or through it.
I’ve been back at work for almost a year now as have some of the friends that I made in my job search groups. A few are on their second and third jobs in the time frame. A few are still looking. A couple are stepping out to do their own thing. Same root issue, so many different expectations and outcomes.
Some people get their new position and close the door to the whole job search experience. I have found some great new relationships and I want to hold plenty of the things that I experienced and learned close.
Have you found what you expected in job search?
Beth Anne Reed has a background in Customer Relations, Process & Project Management and a deep interest in Written Communications.
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