It’s been an exciting year for me. I did a cross-country move from New York to San Francisco and most importantly, launched The Prepary, something I had been thinking about for at least a few years.
To those who have been following along in 2012, thank you! The best part of my day is knowing that I’ve helped someone navigate their job search which can be a stressful experience to say the least. I’m excited about what’s transpired in the 2012 (some pics below) and even more excited for what will come in 2013.
I have a few New Years goals for The Prepary (and for you all) in 2013.
For The Prepary:
- To be a source you can trust for job search advice – Everything I write is based on my direct experience from the recruiting world. One of the most frustrating parts of the job search for me, was not knowing what happened “on the other side” and I want to answer all those questions with advice you can trust.
- For my articles to be straightforward yet relatable – I also know what it’s like to be in your shoes (having gone though some very intense job searches myself). I hope that the fact that I have this point of view as well will enable me to write really straightforward advice that is still relatable and down to earth (we’re not perfect, we’re human!)
- To help my clients get jobs they love – A big part of my day is spent working with clients to help them in their job search. The process can feel like a marathon, not a sprint, but over time I hope to see them all land in careers that they love. In the meantime, I hope to be there for them to answer any questions, provide feedback, and help them “get seen” by the companies they are most excited about.
- To figure out what you’d love to do, and to go after it – I believe in taking into account interests and passions when deciding on a career. If you have a gut feeling that you’d really love to do something different (that you think you’ll really care about) I hope you consider going for it, or at least exploring it.
- To share your questions – If something about the job search seems like a total mystery for you, I bet others are wondering about it too. Always feel free to email any and all questions to [email protected] and I’ll answer them in a future post.
- To excel at what you’re doing – In a tough job market, switching jobs immediately may not be a possibility. There’s plenty you can do to gain valuable skills and excel in your current role. It can be hard, but the job search can take some time, so why not make the best of where you are in the meantime?
- To not let the job search get you down – Not getting updates, getting turned down for roles, not hearing back after applying are all extremely discouraging things that unfortunately happen all the time in the job search. Don’t let it get you down and try not to take it personally (even though it can be so hard not to). Whether or not you get chosen for a job does not mean anything about you as a person – just that the fit isn’t there. When it’s right, things will all fall into place.
Most importantly, Happy New Year! The next day or so is a great time to take a break, celebrate, and refresh for all that is to come in 2013. I look forward to helping you and supporting you in reaching your job search and career goals in the new year!
– Jaime @ The Prepary