"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." – Mark Twain



Summer reading is a way that you can still keep yourself involved in the job search process while taking that all important break from the stresses of career transition.  Many of my clients know that I assign relevant, interesting books as part of their comprehensive search approach. One of the books that I am recommending for this summer is the  “Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. It is an exploration into all aspects of the formation of habits. Once we understand about habits, we can then use this knowledge to our advantage in improving the way we go about the things we do in our lives, including job search and career transition.
After interviewing numerous people involved in the job search process, Duhigg discovered that it was the “weak ties” loose connections between people that were most impactful in helping jobseekers get new jobs.  It was these “weak tie” relationships that provided more concrete results because they gave access to social networks that otherwise jobseekers would not often have access to. As opposed to our friends where we have close relationships and know everything they know, “weak tie” acquaintances are the ones who provide information about jobs that would not normally come onto our radar. This speaks to the power of networking and making and nurturing your contacts.
There are many interesting and entertaining stories about habits in this book aside from the job search process that make it a great choice for a quick, easy read at the beach or wherever you are relaxing.
Please let me know how you enjoyed the “Power of Habit.”
Have a great summer!
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