You heard the woman

December 22, 2008 at 5:44 pm 2 comments

It’s already Christmastime! And chances are if you’re unemployed or thinking about making a career change – there’s a lot on your mind during this holiday break.

I just read this great article from Heidi Ehlers over at Talent Zoo about how to “Get Your Shiznit Together” during the next couple weeks.

  1. Spend some time thinking about your career.
  2. Figure out the top 3 reasons why someone should hire you over someone else with the same title.
  3. Consider where you want to be with your career 5 years down the road.
  4. Think about what your website would be like if you were trying to communicate the top 3 reasons from #2.
  5. Build a website using the ideas you generate in #4.
  6. Update your resume!
  7. Craft a follow-up voice mail message that’s more interesting than “Hi, I sent you my resume. Did you get it?”
  8. Bask in your past accomplishments.
  9. Forget those accomplishments long enough to figure out how you can improve yourself and what you offer.
  10. Be confident and ready once the break is over!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heidi  |  March 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you for the feedback, always welcomed.

    Just to clarify, I’m not at Talent Zoo, although I contribute the occasional article to their fantastic weekly newsletter.

    The link to where I can be found on most days is above.

    Thank you for stopping by.

    ~ heidi

  • 2. colleenjaycox  |  March 24, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for visiting, Heidi. I’m going to check out the link to your site right now.


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