A Look Back Should Include a Thankful Purpose
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday for 2015, we thought it might be a good idea to reflect on the important things in life – health, family, and friends. When times get rough, it’s always good to look back and remind yourself of the valuable people that have come into your life that perhaps helped lift your career in some way. Many of us may not be where we are today if it wasn’t for the hard work and dedication from family members and friends. Growing up, many of us looked to our mothers or fathers to mentor us and guide us through the early schooling years. Friends were there to get us through the rough times and help us develop our passion and skills. Sports competition taught us the value of leadership and strong teamwork to get the job done. Many of us had that one life-changing coach or memorable team play that will stick with us for life, reminding us the importance of hard work and dedication to the craft.
If you find yourself in a good career that helps you put food on the table for your family, take the time to be thankful for what you have. Many people are still struggling to find consistent employment or a good paying job that allows them to raise a family and enjoy life. Sometimes you might look back and think that you don’t have the most glamorous job in the world, but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter as much as you might think. Being able to provide for yourself and your loved ones might be the most important job there is, so never get yourself down if you are able to help the ones you love.
As you watch your children grow, make sure to help steer them in the right direction. Spend some time with them and get to know their likes and dislikes. You never know when a single moment in time might turn a high schooler into a future Nobel Prize winning engineer. One trip to the museum might turn somebody into the next great architect or artist of our time. As the younger generation makes its way through high school and college, we should try to support them on their career path and encourage them to grow and use their talents for the best.
Being a mentor is something that can offer priceless value to another person. Every once in awhile it’s a good idea to tutor and teach someone less experienced to help them overcome the difficult obstacles as they head into their first day on the job. Did you have a great interview once upon a time? Did you totally bomb in the most embarrassing way imaginable? Share your story! You never know when this kind of experience can ease someone’s stress or help them understand the opportunity they might have in front of them.
Continue Growing in your Own Career
Are you having trouble landing your next job? Perhaps we can help! The job search can be tiresome at times when there seems to be absolutely nothing available. But it’s our job to know about all of the opportunities out there, so give us a call and share your story. If you are an employer looking to offer someone their next big break, let’s have a chat. We are always on the lookout for top talent that might be struggling to find that one career opportunity that they have sought for months. A good career path is not always easy to come by, so we make sure that the company culture, job description and skill set are all aligned before we set up the interview process.
We are in the business of helping people start the next big phase of their life. Often times this can be a huge moment that lets them support their family or start anew. This Thanksgiving, keep your family and friends in mind and strive to help people grow in their career so that we can all say “we love our job” this holiday season.