Sooooooooooooo, how do you stay productive within your job search? Don’t get left out in the cold…


  1. Reconnect with friends and colleagues… SEASONS GREETINGS and update them on your progress…
  2. Network with employed people: Get in the habit of this vital activity.  Chapter meetings of your Professional Groups, trade shows. office parties, etc… networking is a contact sport!
  3. TAKE TIME to practice your verbal collaterals…
  4. MAKE TIME to learn new skills and productive activity: MSWord ‘Quick Parts,’ LinkedIn functionalities, etc
  5. Go shopping and spend time with family and friends…
  6. DE-STRESS regularly:  EXERCISE!  Walk your dog a mile a day, whether you have a dog or not!
  7. Dust off that bike you haven’t ridden in years, lubricate the gears… and take a ride!
  8. Write a white paper or two!  Participate in LinkedIn Discussion Groups…
  9. Get into the habit of reaching out to second level contacts in LinkedIn and converting them to your FIRST Line.
  10. Host a coffee hour or HAPPY HOUR with neighbors… Enjoy this festive, GIVING time of the year!


AND NEXT YEAR? PLAN Ahead, mark your calendar:

Tuesday, January 6th… Bob is presenting at Dennis O’Hagen’s Group in Plano, St. Andrew’s Church

Thursday, January 8thClosing The Deal II: Interview TACTICS, including POST-Offer negotiation

Thursday, January 15th… a TWO-FER: Let’s make this a FIELD TRIP… Bob is presenting first, at The Southlake Group… followed by the HEALTHCARE Networking Group in Grapevine.

Thursday, January 22nd… Embracing The OTHER Job Market: Overview of 12 Step Process and basic philosophies

Thursday, January 29th… Achieving CareerFIT: Assessment and building your communication strategy




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