I saw a great quote on the Market Search website: “For many people a job is more than an income – it’s an important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life.” – Paul Clitheroe
The above is very true. Regardless of whether you were laid off, left your job for any number of reasons, decided to be a stay at home parent, etc that transition from job to no job can be difficult. What matters is what you make of that time.
Here is what I’m making of my transition time:
- First, and most importantly, I am enjoying the extra time I get to spend with my son
- I am once again finding time to blog and read and learn more about marketing and all of its advances
- I am of course filling every free day networking, searching, and following up with career opportunities
- Allowing myself to enjoy the days at home and being a mom and wife
Your job search might become your full, or part, time job. But don’t forget about what makes you happy and make sure to do the things that perhaps you couldn’t find time for in the past such as advancing your skills, reading, relaxing and looking for that next great opportunity that allows you to go to a place that makes you truly happy, and not only because you’re getting paid again.