Tuesday, March 16, 2010

job search notes - The Cat in the Hat's advice

The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold, wet day.

I sat there with Sally.
We sat there, we two.
And I said, "How I wish
We had something to do!"
Of course, when you are searching for your next job, there is plenty to do. Not like in Dr Seuss's The Cat in The Hat.

There are job boards to check: Monster.com, Craigslist.org
The Ladders LinkedIn has job postings too!

There is your network to care for. Reach out to wish someone a happy birthday, or a nice day. Check in to see how they are doing.

Always be looking for an opportunity to position yourself.

The Cat in the Hat said
"I will pick up the hook.
You will see something new.
Two things. And I call them
Thing One and Thing Two.
These things will not bite you.
They want to have fun."
Then out of the box
Came Thing Two and Thing One!
And they ran to us fast.
They said, "How do you do?
Would you like to shake hands 
With Thing One and Thing Two?"
See, coming right out of the box, the two Things were immediately networking!

So what is the real message from Dr Seuss and The Cat in the Hat?
1 - take care of your network
2 - don't be afraid to have some fun!

I hope this was of some help for your job search effort!

Other entries in this Dr Seuss Series for job searchers can be found here