A funny thing happened on the way to my blog….
…… a funny thing called “pocrastination” ….
This year my New Year’s resolution was to blog more “regularly”…. Yep, I got off to a really good start now didn’t I?
But here’s the deal, we all procrastinate to some degree.
And it’s not that we are only put off the things we don’t want to do, but we also put off the things we WANT to do. It’s some sort of “internal roadblock” or fear of success.
I talk with so many people actively job hunting and running into major road blocks. Typically what I hear is that they aren’t doing A LOT of things that they should be doing to land a job. Not everyone is on LinkedIn for instance. Or they are on LinkedIn but they don’t know how to properly use it.
The other day I met a guy who worked for years in Finance. He had been laid off last year by a large Fortune 500 company. When I asked about his job hunt he told me that his resume was ALL over the job boards: Yahoo, Monster, Career Builder…. You name the job board he was there.
My next question was “Is it working?”
No, he’s still unemployed and his inbox is full of Spam and Phishing emails.
This guy is a Senior Accountant with years of experience. His background makes for a hot candidate in the recruiting world. Any Finance Recruiter would love to market his skill set and background PLUS he’s formed a networking group with the other finance folks that were laid off with him.
So I went on to ask him if he was using social media to find a new role. The answer was obvious an obvious one. No he wasn’t.
He told me that he was frustrated by all the fake jobs and spam solicitation that have been coming his way from the job boards and no good job roles.
And guess what? He can’t be found on LinkedIn… he’s not using the corporate pages on Facebook or following some of the great job search blogs… he is relying solely on job boards.
This finance guy is smart. He knows he needs to try something new if he wants to achieve a different result. But something is stopping him from achieving a successful job hunt. What that is I can’t tell you, but it’s definitely there.
What’s holding you back from achieving your goals?
My own procrastination ends today with this new blog post!