We live at the edge of the mountains, with the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park just a few miles above us. It snowed several inches last night. This morning, as the sun begins to peak over the mountain, a thick fog rolls in. Our normal view of Parker Mountain from the back deck is now obscured by fog and low hanging clouds. Parker mountain has disappeared.
Has this ever happened to you? You know something is there, but you cannot see it? How about in your job search?
Clients seek me out because they saw the mountain, but now it is covered in fog. They had a clear picture of the job they wanted, and where it was, but then things got foggy and they could no longer find the mountain (the way to their next job).
After assuring them that the mountain, their dream job, was still there, we map out a written plan to not only find it again but to know where it is even on days when they can’t see it.
I can pull up Google Maps and see my house and Parker mountain, even when the clouds and fog block my view of it from the back deck. I know when the fog lifts, Parker Mountain will be there.
Write down your plan, your own Google Map for your job search. That way, when the fog rolls in, you will still know which way to go. This will get you in your new hire orientation sooner.