Are the challenges in your career and job search, such as the competition, the economic situation, and getting noticed by quality employers getting you down? Or could it be that your perspective – a form of myopia or tunnel vision – is limiting your possibilities and endangering your can-do career management or job search attitude?
What is real to one person may not be to another. Further, the impact of that reality will be different for different folks, as well as how to respond to the “reality”. For example, when you do not get a second interview call-back that you felt sure would come, what is your perception? Do you agonize that you were not “good enough” and that you did not “make the cut?” Or do you realize that the hiring manager might still be engaged in interviewing others? In that case, what could you do to keep your candidacy “top of mind” and “top of the list”?
Thom asserted that “there are always new solutions to beat down old problems” by uncovering the “prized ideas”. “Big tent thinkers” bring more folks under their tent to discuss and share these prized ideas, expand perceptions, and thrash out new approaches to challenging problems - such as finding that “dream job”. All you need do is simply invite folks into your tent!
Who have you invited recently under your big tent? Any social networking invites? Any twittering? Any face-to-face networking? What have you done for someone else lately so THEY can succeed? They will surely want to invite you under THEIR tent so you can succeed!