Surge Forward -- The Competition is Taking a Break
By: Dan Miller

SURGE FORWARD Ė Your Competition is taking a break!

This is a time of year when a lot of you job seekers start thinking you might as well wait until Jan. 1st to continue looking for work. Everyone knows companies donít make decisions in Nov. and Dec. Right? Absolutely Wrong! Of course they do. Companies donít want to start January unprepared. So what are they doing right now? They are looking for those key individuals who are going to help them be on track next year. Now, what happens if a lot of job seekers stop looking in Nov.-Dec.? Youíve just improved your chances dramatically. If you were running a marathon with 500 other runners and 450 of them decided to stop for a cool drink of water Ė what should you do? If you were serious about winning you would surge forward and take the lead. The same thing is true in job searching; if a lot of others take a break, increase your job search. And trust me, this is a great time of year to be looking.

Also, be aware that this is the time of year when companies decide to make decisions to eliminate people. We will hear of massive layoffs and firings between now and the end of the year. For all the above named reasons, companies will be making whatever changes necessary to start the year off right. Be clear about where you are going and how you are going to get there. Decide if you are going to just do a traditional job search, repeating what youíve done in the past, or if now is an opportunity to do a Life-Changing transition. For more information on this and other common career questions, go to:


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