OK… First Things First

first things first

OK… First Things First

We are in an unprecedented time.

Our team at Chameleon first and foremost wants you to take care of your health, the health of your families and make sure you are stocked up and ready for what’s to come.

It’s changing every day and last week already seems like a year ago. Things are moving that fast.

So breathe. <I am going to do the same as I write this….>

In taking that breath, I want you to remember that it will get better. It may be 6 weeks or 6 months or even longer. But it will eventually be over.

Until then, here are what I believe our collective priorities need to be: 

  1. Take care of our health and the health of our families. 
  2. Follow the rules of the CDC and other state agencies regarding restrictions and quarantines. It’s for the collective good to keep us all healthy. 
  3. If you are not in a first responder, emergency management, public health or disinfecting business/property type of role, then stay the f*ck home. Those of us that admittedly aren’t as important to maintaining life need to check our egos and do EVERYTHING we can to not further burden the system. 
  4. And if you are a not-important-to-maintain-life person (I put myself in this category BTW), then we need to do all we can to support those who are in roles that truly help maintain life and safety. 
  5. Check in with our more at risk neighbors who may need assistance.
  6. Help small businesses in your area when you can and only if you can abide by the prior 5 points above. Safety first always. 

With all of this said, there will come a time when you have taken care of your health and your families needs... and you will be home with some time on your hands.

Eventually, some of you will be able to admit, while you are responsible to keep your company afloat (no small feat), you aren’t a needed-to-maintain-life type of employee, even with your senior job.

So you will have time on your hands.

What is one way to fill that time after you have taken care of what’s most important?

Reduce your anxiety regarding your job by doing some career preparedness now with that down time.

Yes, you can learn some creative and new-to-you-but-not-so-new ways to use LinkedIn to nurture and mine your network during this time when we are quarantined, on voluntary lockdowns, and practicing social distancing.

My next LinkedIn Master Class is on Tuesday, 11/10 or Thursday, 11/12 at 1:30 p.m. ET where you'll learn:

7 best ways to optimize your profile.

3 effective tactics to network/meet new people on LinkedIn and deepen relationships with a prior connections.

How you can avoid total isolation during a quarantine by using LinkedIn.

Here is the link to register for the session your choice:


You won’t want to miss this if you have some unexpected time on your hands.

But, first things first.. most importantly, take care of yourself, your family and your basic needs. Once that’s done, join me if you're able.

We will all get through this together.

We are here for you.


Lisa Rangel - Executive Resume Writing Services

Chameleon Resumes


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