Frank McKelvey, an old manager of mine from way back when, took time out of his personal vacation to invest time with me. He provided the following astute wisdom:
- The time that you spend decompressing is time when jobs are passing you by. “People who got busy on ‘Day One’ increased their chances of landing a job sooner. It sounds obvious, but it’s not always practiced.”
- Spend time with the family to assess what is wanted. It’s not a me thing, it’s a we
- Package your thoughts on your résumé.
“Don’t light the whole stage…light your particular character.” As much as we want to be everything to everybody, we can’t, so we need to narrow our path to highlight our best characteristics.
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