Thankful Thoughts For a Job Search

At ReFresh Your Step, we like to think that embarking on a career search, whether by choice or by circumstance, is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself and your future. You see, we like to focus on the positive, and with Thanksgiving upon us, it’s time to give the good ol’ job search the credit it deserves.

This year, we urge you, job seekers, to be THANKFUL for the search!

That’s right – we strongly feel that people in the search for a new career have it better than ever these days. With countless tools and opportunities to reach out, connect, investigate and research potential job opportunities, we have to be thankful for how much easier the search has become over the last few decades.

Here’s why…

Think back to the first job you ever applied for. You were likely in high school, hoping for that first job opportunity that would help you make a few bucks to start a spring break fund or save for a new car/college.

Well, if you’re part of the ReFresh Your Step team’s generation, you probably crafted a resume on a bulky desktop (or massive laptop), found opportunities via newspaper, word of mouth, or a career center, and did research on companies at the *gulp* library. In-person interview? Of course. Skype interview? This is NOT Back to the Future!

But now?

We’ve been able to gain control of the modern day job search!

You immediately access the web to start your job search. You most likely Google facts on companies, opportunities, job listings that interest you. You come across ReFresh Your Step’s website (or a similar firm) and are immediately turned on to all of our career advisory services. You set up a consultation, arrange for a new resume and cover letter and even meet via Skype to brush up on interview skills (without ever having to leave the comfort of your couch).

Think that’s good? Leave room on your thankful list – there’s more!

Now you’ve narrowed down your job search and made a list of contacts to reach out and connect with. With the click of a button, your documents are sent out into the world like a boomerang waiting to come back in for a landing with opportunity tied to its wings.   You can’t wait to let your future place of possible employment know just how eager and determined you are, so you let social media give you a little push. With your spiffy new LinkedIn profile you are able to confidently connect with the top players in your sector and let your accomplishments do the talking.

And of course, with all of the career advisory services that ReFresh Your Step provides…

We urge you to be thankful for your choice to allow RYS to help you climb to the next rung in your career ladder. In addition to resumes/cover letters, our services range from professional documents to networking techniques, interviewing strategies and strategic career consulting

It’s hard NOT to be thankful for the fact that you have all of the best tools at your disposal as you enter the job market.

Remember, a secret ingredient in the special sauce of career success is “enthusiasm” – not just a dash of it. On this Thanksgiving, maintain an open mind, a thankful spirit, and be grateful that you’ve taken to the opportunity to propel yourself towards success.

It’s YOUR Career: ReFresh. Revive. Renew.

Happy Thanksgiving and we wish you thankful thoughts and much career success!