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Careers: Taking a New Direction and Making It Work


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  • Before taking a new direction, make sure you are ‘comfortable’\nFinancially,socially, spiritually\nThis will take 120% of you, so your need to minimize outside disttactions\nIf $$ is an issue, find a PART TIME job that isn’t too mentally demanding -- coffee shop, bartending, teller, etc\nBe sure your friends and family are alsocomfortable\n\n
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  • This your change to finally be what you want to be. \nNo job means no expectations\nThe problem with trying to ‘fit in’ is that someone will always be better at it than you, so why no embrace your uniqueness and use it to your advantage. \n\n
  • It’s about cultivating relationships\nCareer Farming vs. Job Hunting\n\nYou cultivate a career like a farmer tends for his fields. \n\n
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  • Use yout time to read up on topics of interest to you. \nRead, Learn, Distill, Share\nBecome the ‘go-to’ person for your busy friends and contacts\n
  • Let people know you exist\nLet everybody you know you are unemployed, Don’t be ashamed or embarassed. People can’t help you if they don;t know\nOffer to speak at conferences. Teach at events. Lead panel discussions.\nshare everything — and everyone — you know.\n
  • Meet with at least one new person each week who can connect you with other:\nMeet with Other Unemployed: Exchange ideas, support, complaints\nMeet with Others in your industry/interest area\n\nAttend Events. Be early/stay late - best opportunity to actually connect with others and leave an impression\n\nCreate Your Own: Establishes you as an expert\n\n
  • Get a website - can help\nPost your resume, Post samples of your work, Link to others in your sector\nBlog about what you’re passionate about - writing, podcasting, videos\n\nBecome a ‘presence’ A blog gives you a platform to demonstrate your expertise. It lets you help people in small but meaningful ways through your advice. When you help someone for free, they will think of you when they need more than bite-sized advice.\n
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    • 1. Yuri ArtibiseTaking A New Direction... and Making It WorkBlyzz on Flickr
    • 2. About Me
    • 3. About You wonderferret on
    • 4. Get comfortablehbp_pix on
    • 5. Find your Sweet Spot ne ki lls ed s s ! interests
    • 6. Be yourself... everybody else is taken. Oscar Wildeseier+seier+seier on Flickr
    • 7. Cultivate Pink Sherbet Photography on Flickr
    • 8. Become aConnector alles-schlumpf on
    • 9. Stay informed austinevan on Flickr
    • 10. Be visiblebryne7214 on Flickr alles-schlumpf on
    • 11. Conference Basics on Get Social
    • 12. Get Online Tanais Fox on Flickr
    • 13. Resources
    • 14. yuriartibise policywonk:placemaker:writer web: email: twitter: @yuriartibise