Thank goodness it is Friday – the weekend is here – yay a time for a break from everything! Maybe, then again may not – it depends on how bad you want to achieve your goals.
If you are job searching, and serious about it, there are no weekends off.
I am not saying that you need to sit in front of the computer for eight hours Saturday and Sunday and job search, upload resumes and pray to the hiring gods. In fact, please don’t.
The weekend is a review, revamp and re-approach time. Okay, different approach – but I was trying to stay with the “re” theme.
Think back to all of your activities for the week. What went well and what did not? Did you make new contacts, did you further activities with any contacts, or did you lay dormant? Be honest about what you did and did not do. Scold yourself for just a moment if you slacked on the “should have’s” then let it go. The week is over, let it go.
Take a look at the did not go wells and the should have’s and make those a priority for the upcoming week. Were there communication opportunities that you had missed? Make sure to reach out in the upcoming week. Make a list of the things you want to accomplish, the actionable steps you will need to take and a timeline for the upcoming week in when you want to accomplish these goals.
The weekend is a great time to connect with people on a different level. What activities are going on in your city or town this weekend that you will be attending? How can you connect with others in attendance? These are not the formal networking opportunities so your approach will need to be modified for the situation.
Choose one activity on one day this weekend and make it an opportunity. Connect through the event and go from there. Not all business opportunities are discovered during the 9-5 Monday through Friday week.
Use the weekend to pat yourself on the back for the goals you accomplished during the previous week, a strategy session for the upcoming week and an opportunity to expand your network in a whole new way.
Lisa K. McDonald, CPRW
Certified Professional Resume Writer
Career Polish, Inc.