“The clearer your vision of what you seek, the closer you are to finding it. For, what you are seeking is also seeking you.” Referenced in Bolles 09.

Garfield says, “I believe in planning ahead because if you spend enough time planning you never actually have to do anything.”

The objective is to spend the majority of your time in the action. Watch out for analysis paralysis!

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JohnMG is currently a Career & Retirement Consultant for LHH, a global career outplacement firm. He also maintains a low volume coaching practice and is licensed as a psychologist to administer and interpret professional personality, career and value assessments. You can find his online resume at JohnMG Resume

This site is about navigating a career transition with current insight and information.

The articles posted to this site are built around a 4-Phase Framework and a 3-Step Process.

The 4-Phase Framework:

  • You Assess who you are-what does it all mean? [DENOTE]
  • You Target where you are going-what does it imply?[CONNOTE]
  • You Market yourself. [PROMOTE]
  • Then Decide among options-what is your vote? what are you devoted to? [VOTE & DEVOTE]

Eight basic activities: These Phases and Process also assume that there are eight basic activities to the common (complete) job search. Not everyone needs, or takes time for all, but most everyone gets involved in more than just one.

  • Assess Values, Abilities & Goals
  • Plan Develop (and Implement) a Plan of Action
  • Target Job Leads and Research Companies
  • Prepare/Retool Media Materials
  • Network
  • Interview
  • Negotiate
  • Followup – Whether you get the job or not

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