There is a saying, “stop worrying about tomorrow, it will come”. Every day I see job seekers obsess and worry about tomorrow and what it may hold. What they have lost sight of is that tomorrow will come and that their focus and energy should be focused on today. It all boils down to where job seekers put their thoughts, energy and attention. The secret to managing the worry is to focus on one day at a time. I tell my clients that all you have to focus on is today, only today and the efforts and activities they put into today. At the end of each day if they can look back on the day and say “I’ve done my best”, they have done their job. A successful job search is the result of stringing as many days as possible together where you’ve done your best. In the world of job search best is defined by doing job search activities that have the highest return on your investment of time. It is a combination of working on job search tools, like your resume, identifying and applying for jobs and networking – everyday. Everyday, focus your energy and attention here and let tomorrow take care of itself.
One Day at a Time
About the Author: Karen Kodzik
Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.