Never Miss An Opportunity

Ah, Spring Break.  

The annual ritual for millions of young people is in full swing right now, and we, ourselves, are tempted by the warming weather.  There’s something about the whole cycle of the seasons finally waking up from the winter slumber that inevitably draws out the kid in all of us.

We would never advise against this, as long as you’re not falling into one of those “Unrecoverable Mistakes” we talk about.  No, go out and enjoy your Spring Break.

But, hey, while you’re out there, in an unfamiliar city, and all your colleagues are spending their daylight hours recovering from the night before, why don’t you use this time to your advantage?  Find out who the major employers are in your vacation hot spot, and call them up to see if you can take a tour of their facilities.  Take a resume with you.  Find out what their needs are, and test the waters to see if you’re a fit.

Have as much fun as you want, but since you’re somewhere completely different, take a chance and see if there’s a door that needs knocking down.

The Gurus of Get It!

Published in: on March 14, 2012 at 10:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Who’s In Your Circle?

There’s an old proverb that says “you will be known by the company you keep.”  We would expand on that.  Not only will you be known by the company you keep, meaning that the world in general will include in their evaluation of you the nature of the people you surround yourself with, but, to a large extent, the people you surround yourself with will influence who you actually are.

Do the people around you talk about ideas and bold plans for changing the world? Or do the people around you talk about the other people around you and work to tear them down?

Do the people around you have energy and seem to always be in motion? Or do the people around you seem perfectly content to sit still and let the world happen around them?

Do the people around you take an interest in your dreams and contribute ideas and encouragement? Or do the people around you only want to talk about themselves?

It’s hard to think about minutia when everyone around you is thinking ideas; it’s hard to sit still when everyone around you is racing; and it’s hard to wallow when your friends are pointing you forward, pushing you and helping you find your way.

So, choose wisely the company you keep; and also be a person the people you admire would choose to keep in their company.

The Gurus of Get It!

Published in: on March 7, 2012 at 12:11 am  Leave a Comment