Getting better professionally and laying a foundation for your career or a job search doesn’t need to take a Lot of time.
I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m a career and leadership coach, the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ. com. That’s a site with curated information for job hunters. It really does help people find work. This video is about something very simple. It’s the notion that you should be spending a little bit of time every day doing something to advance your career.
I want to be absolutely direct with you. I’m not talking about job search. I’m just talking in terms of being more knowledgeable, networking, updating a resume, talking to folks . . . something every day that relates to your career.
Why do I say that? Well, number one, it’s a great habit, because people get ahead by being alert opportunities. Often those opportunities can landAll Posts in your lap. Some of what I would recommend involves self-improvement, getting better at your expertise. What can you do? A lot of different things.
Read something. Listen to something. Watch something that’s work related. Network with someone. Call a former colleague. There’s a million different possibilities including going to a Toastmasters meeting and joining or attending Toastmasters meetings.
Speaking at them, which would be as simple as the table topics portion of the meeting, which are short extemporaneous speeches that allow you to practice what an interviewed might be like. Practice interacting with people in your office because it’s something that you can’t rehearse. It’s the idea that you’re gonna be asked and put on the spot right away.
Doing something every day, consciously, to improve yourself doesn’t have to take a lot of time. It just requires a small amount of effort on your part. Five minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes. If you went to a Toastmasters meeting, yeah, it’s more time. But a lot of them are fun.
Do something every day to advance your career. You will find that over the course of time, the benchmark for where you are is going to start to elevate and, as such, people are going to find out about you. They’re going to learn about you, more opportunities are going to land in your lap. You’ll have more resources to pull upon when you need them as part of the job search. It’s a no lose situation.
I’m Jeff Altman. I hope you found this helpful. Visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us or, the curated site for job hunters, JobSearchCoachingHQ. com. Go to the sites; go exploring; figure out which is best for you. And, if you’re interested in one on one coaching with me, connect with me . . . actually it would be even better at TheBigGameHunter.us. What you can do is message me that you’re interested in a free discovery call. We’ll set up time for one or there’s the ability to schedule it through the site.
Hope you have a great day and take care
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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