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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Blog

Old Way – Based on Past Work Life

Find openings:

  • Write Resume
  • Find Openings:
    • Internet search
    • Company websites
    • Headhunter/recruiters
  • Employment agencies
    • Send a resume to openings
    • Wait for response
    • Have interview
    • Receive offer …maybe
    • Wonder, “Is this right for me?”
  • Take a job like the one you left

New Way – Based on Unique You

  • Extend Yourself:
    • Build Relationships
    • Research interests
    • Busybody
  • Generate job interviews:
    • Write skills-aligned resume
    • Prepare stories for job interview
  • Weigh offers:
    • Make informed decision
    • Solid career decision making
  • Show up to work that is enjoyable and fulfilling


The New Way job/career transition involves learning new ways of thinking and new ways of operating. That means you must unlearn old habits of thought and behavior. This isn’t easy and can cause anxiety as you replace the old with the new.

The anxiety begins with the understanding that finding work the New Way is not about job titles. It does not about resumes. It is not about the Human Resource Department. It is not about hours spent in from of your PC on the Internet. It is not about the safety and comfort of your home. That’s Old Way stuff.

The New Way job search is about you and what interests you. It is all about enthusiasm and excitement. It is about human beings helping other human beings. It is about getting out of your house and researching your interests. It is, finally, about creating your personal ownership/brand in your work-life: work that energizes your spirit and keeps you smiling.