I remember my last year at a job where I had worked 9-1/2 years.
I was burnt out on my company.
I was burnt out on the recruiting I was doing.
I was really burnt out on starting up recruiting offices.
But I had a good gig. A really nice gig.
And I was the sole income in my family. Hubby was a fabulous stay at home dad.
And I had well-paying job expenses, too.
I was locked into the job - so I thought.
I was not looking at the bigger possibilities outside my company. I was terrifyingly focused on losing what I had in my company.
This mindset paralyzed me for a number of months.
What did that paralysis look like?
This paralyzing fear took the form of:
- Working through lunch.
- Hiding behind all the work that I had to do.
- Taking on more work that I didn't have time to do and then staying later to do it.
Nah... I worked through my denial that something may happen - but if I hoped hard enough and worked hard enough, nothing would happen.
This was exhausting.
Luckily I snapped out of it and, along with my friend's help, I started connecting with colleagues who had left their current employer and just started networking.
I found them using LinkedIn.
And I started having meetings.
That led to more interviews and my next job.
And I did more than just find old colleagues on LinkedIn.
I made new connections on LinkedIn and made target lists.
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