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Sometimes we need a timeout! May 10, 2010

Posted by jvmullin in Job Searching, Job Searching.
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Thursday mornings is my usual time to attend a meeting of other “professional detached” people, WIND Networking. I attended the meeting and we talked about the same old stuff. Elevator pitches given by all and suggestions flowed abundantly. I am not saying this is a bad thing it is a major part of the job search cycle.

This is about the meeting I had afterwards with a fellow WIND member who did not attend.

We met at a local Mall, got a bite to eat and sat down to have a discussion about everything and nothing. Just two people talking about what ever popped into our heads. It has to have been the best 4 hours I have spent in recent times.

I left the meeting feeling more relaxed more rejuvenated than I have in awhile.  We have agreed to have more such meetings as we both thoroughly enjoyed it.

So if you have been out of work for some time (both of us have been out longer than a year) set up a meeting with someone to talk about anything and nothing. The only rule is job hunting subjects are not allowed.

Oh as a side note I then spent a fabulous weekend with my youngest son. Where we talked about everything and nothing as well.

Sometimes we are so caught up with our job search we forget that the rest of the world exists. So it is good to just sit down with a friend or colleague and talk about everything and nothing. I strongly suggest that you try it and comment on how it worked for you. After all we need to maintain our sanity too!

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1. Choossisuar - May 25, 2010

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Cheers
Christian, iwspo.net


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