It's January and time to get your head in the game as you restart your career search after a well-deserved holiday break.
Trying to get focused reminds me of when I was teaching my six year old son how to swing a golf club. I patiently stood behind him to show him where to place his feet, how to grip the club, and the basic action of bringing the club back and following through. Unfortunately, I forgot to tell him to wait until I got out of the way before swinging.
Eager to demonstrate his new understanding, he swung back and inadvertently grazed my head with the club. Ouch! I was so focused on mechanics that I forgot the obvious.
As I recovered from the mild injury, I thought about how important it is to “get your head in the game.” As a career coach, I see people who get so overwhelmed by the job search process that they forget the basics.