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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
about 3 years ago
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Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer...

It's officially Summer! My daughter literally hopped with joy coming out of her last day of school this week. Pure joy. What a great reminder to pause and enjoy. Whether you are reading this on Jobcase today in the middle of a job search, or perhaps you are employed and figuring out how to prepare yourself for a better job, or perhaps you are getting advice from the community on a challenge, or opportunity you are dealing with at work - whatever you are doing, I hope you take time this weekend to enjoy the magic of Summer - like when we were all kids. I confess sometimes, sometimes when I am flying from NY to SanFran or back and I look out the JetBlue window down at that awesome perspective of our world, I wax poetic to myself about how beautiful this world is that God gave us (or that happened to develop for those that believe otherwise) and I get a little melancholy thinking how much we humans complicate it all. ITs a big beautiful place, with lots of resources, but we get caught up in the pressures of the day that we ourselves so often manufacture. But not summer. Not when you are a kid. So why not when you are an adult also. Find a lake and skip a rock. Find a meadow and roll down a hill and smell the wildflowers. Go for hike. Go swimming. Just. Enjoy. Because when I talk with my 98 year old Grandma - she smiles talking about those type of moments an awful lot more than when we talk about some manufactured challenge she overcame on some random day.
The good stuff is here. Summertime is here! You deserve to give yourself a little time to. Just.
Enjoy! #relax #recharge #summer #joy

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Marianne Lordi
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You are so right! Thanks for reminding us to just ENJOY!!

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Marianne Lordi
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You are so right ! Thanks for reminding us to take time to ENJOY!!

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Hunter Davidson
about 3 years ago
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How do you "turn off"?

The problem with job searching is I almost feel like I should be doing it all the time. If I'm not actively looking for jobs I'll be scrolling through listings online or looking over my resume. If I do anything else with my leisure time, I feel like I'm slacking off from finding a job. My girlfriend thinks I need to relax and if I'm honest I would like to be able to relax for a bit without feeling guilty. Does anyone else have this problem? How do you set aside time to just relax while doing a job search without feeling anxious?

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sherina derobertis
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Totally, because for me I feel like looking for a job has become a full-time job. I'm just not getting paid for doing it. Yes, I feel incredibly guilty even if I take one day off from it. At least I'm not alone!

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Try unemployed with about $20 or less in your bank account and nothing else. No, I did not apply for government assistance though I was beyond qualified to do so, burnt through my meager savings to live. Talk about stressful fun. There is nothing wrong with receiving help if you so choose or feel you need it, it is just not my choice to go that route. Not to drag religion into it or anything of that nature but I find that mediation and just simple prayer to help you find the right employer in a timely manner helps. I've recently just gotten employed somewhere so I am OK for now. I've been fortunate all my life that I may not have had as much as many others out there but I have never been without to this day, things have worked out. They will also work out for you, just have a bit of patience and faith in what you don't know, which is not easy to do. Yes take your GF advice and relax just a bit that may in itself help for you to attract that particular job that you need and want because you are happier and not so stressed out. Try something company specific to your line of work and call the company directly and see if you can either send an application by email or see if there is any way you can drop off an application in person. Do they have an open house, meet and greet anything where you can get to an HR person or owner. I pretty much went industry-specific called the company and asked if the posted position was still open. These days just because it is posted does not mean there is actually a job with the company. They just happened to have an open house 2 days later that I was invited to and I was interviewed on the spot, after the interview I was asked to come back the following day and got hired on the Friday of that week. Guilt does not help to find a job and it makes things a lot worse. Apply for jobs and let go, as there is no one hounding you to spend 8 hours a day to find work and at that rate, you would burn out very quickly. You will lose hours of your time just looking, it's the nature of the beast. Best of luck to you! Hopefully, you are able to find something wonderful soon. You've got a lot of support and good people here on Jobcase. Plus it sounds like you have a supportive girlfriend and that alone counts for a lot.

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