Everyone who is in transition finds these times
trying, even frustrating. Despite this it is
important to temper requests, follow-ups
and submissions with calmness and
A recent email reveals a recent grad’s persistence
and effort at developing networking skills during
the holiday season.
…[One recruiter]… took me on as a candidate
and has called my references. I’ve set a goal
of checking in with my recruiter once a week.
I applied on-line to a couple of positions
through [a second firm] and am going to
call them tomorrow to try to set up a general
I applied to …positions at [four places]
…I found out how “cool” networking is when
it works. At Thanksgiving, in holiday
greetings, using LinkedIn, and through
Despite all these efforts results can often be
meager at best. So while keeping your eye
on your target, also consider having a
financial plan which points out trigger points
when you should switch to back up plans.