Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...
I’ve written before about the simple sentence you need to say at the end of your next interview to make your job search less stressful, but here is the first thing to remember.
The first thing you need to do is get your own psychology in order. From the moment you are laid off or decide to pursue an opportunity, know that the process is going to take much, much longer than you think.
At every turning point… applications, interviews, negotiation, and offer, get it in your head that there WILL be delays, there WILL be rescheduled meetings, and assume that things will take double or triple the amount of time. Then, if things do work out a bit faster, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.