Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Careers & Workplace
  3. Workplace Culture

It's Super Bowl Sunday...you need a career search game plan

See also

All this Super Bowl talk is bringing out my Career Coach persona. I see Coach Pete Carol (Seattle) & Coach John Fox (Denver) explaining Super Bowl strategy and talking schemes without really showing their hand. Both are drawing up game plans on the white-board and as a fellow "coach"...ok, ok "Career Coach", the preparation gets me extremely excited!

What's your Career Search Strategy? Are you running a West Coast Spread (sheet) Job Search? Maybe you're in a (job) Prevent or Cover (letter) Two? Either way it goes, the clock is ticking and the game has started, don't wait until halftime to make your adjustments. Call a time-out and assess your career search game plan.

5 Things to Do During Your Career Search Time Out.

1. Acknowledge success: Make a mental note of what has worked to this point and don't abandon it.

2. Listen to the coaching staff: I hope you're utilizing a Mentor or Career Coach. Career Search is difficult it becomes overwhelming without some support.

3. Speak to your team: There are a ton of people and resources ready and willing to assist you, utilize them.

4. Watch the film: I'm amazed by the resources available on YouTube. Find a video that relates to your career path or a motivational clip to give you an extra boost to keep you up-beat.

5. Stay in the game: It’s not over until you win. Continue to refine your career search tools (resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letters and network) and never give up.

*My Super Bowl pick: Denver 27 - Seattle 17

If you found this article useful and would like to be notified when new content from Kenneth L. Johnson, Diversity Recruiting Expert and President of East Coast Executives is released, please subscribe.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!