Now when I look back at it and can say that I have transitioned jobs within three months of starting a job search and went from $26,000 a year to over $100,000 in the first 6 years of my career, I realize how much I persisted. But not every moment of my career journey has been rainbows and unicorns.
Now’s the time for you to pick up steam so that you are three steps ahead of other career transitioners when January rolls around. Instead of making it your New Year’s resolution to jump on the job hunt bandwagon, start today.
I’ve actually been coaching throughout my whole career, from the ripe age of 22, but I didn’t know I was. What I did know was that I absolutely love helping people figure out what they want to do — so much so that people were seeking me out regularly and it was a joke among my friends that coaching people was my favorite hobby.
Whether you have stayed a long time in your job/career or you’ve made a ton of transitions, have you been following a career plan or your dreams? Or has it been a haphazard career trajectory up until now?
Networking is a long-game strategy in order to have a short (as little as 3 months) job search. Networking is also the way to get yourself promoted over and over again within your company so just because you don’t wanna switch companies, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be networking.
Networking can feel like you’re being a slimy car salesman, right? Lots of people come to me saying they don’t like networking because it feels transactional, disingenuous and self-centered. What do you think the networkers think about it?