Thursday, August 20, 2009

What Do We Do?

The best way to ease the pain of today’s economy is to first and foremost think positive, and keep things in the right perspective. Although times were somewhat less advanced, we have in fact been here before. In order to get out of the regress, we must think progress, then act accordingly. In thinking along the right lines, we must not be afraid to do such thinking outside the box. Traditional thinking is important and has it’s place, but in a time of dire need, we must take on dire straits. Be prepared to examine the economy and understand where the niches and holes are. What do we need? What novel idea will change this circumstance for the better? Think in ways which may seem a bit unconventional, but will be critical and changing our national outlook and more importantly, your personal one.

Networking is also key these days. It’s not always about the great things on your paper resume, but better yet, making them come alive in person. This way, you’ll give someone a video version of your resume and potentially get ahead of the pile straight to an interview. What once worked so well in sending off a couple resumes and cover letters has been quickly replaced with new ways of getting hired. We must not only be patient, but also take the time to do the things one might not have had to 5 years ago. Attend those socials your industry is hosting. Go to the info session you were going to skip for the TV show you can DVR. Find out just how much your expensive degree is worth when you have to put all your thinking to work!

For those not job seeking or looking for other ways to cope, there’s help for us all. Depending on your personal financial situation, seeing a tax or legal expert could save you some grief in the end. Further, actually taking the time to write out your financial plan would prove preventative in avoiding future hardships. After taking the time to ensure your business is in line, take the time to make sure your mind is right as well. We’ve already thought outside the box and found ways to innovate ourselves into a better economy; let’s now get the treatment which will keep our demeanors cool. With trying financial times, find cost-efficient activities which will not only keep your wallet happy, but make you feel just the same.

We may be facing an economy unlike what we’re used to, but taking the right steps and keeping the right mindset will help us through these times and into the upturn we’re waiting for. The economy might be down, but you can turn it up!

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