Is There Light at the End of Your Tunnel?
Just when you think your job search is over, this happens
➔ Sometimes it seems as though your job search will never end. You’re reaching out, making calls, submitting applications, going on interviews, waiting for call backs… Will it ever end?
Of course it will. If you’re persistent, if you’re diligent, you’ll find that next position. And finally, your job search is over.
Or is it?
When does your job search end?
At the risk of sounding like a broken record (and if you don’t understand the concept behind “a broken record,” you shouldn’t be reading this) job seeking in the third decade of the 21st Century is vastly different from what you remember, what you were used to.
So why should you think that the end of your job search would be any different? Good guess. It’s not.
Once you accept that new position, the first thing that you need to do is to let everyone know it. And no, this is not necessarily one of those share my joy moments. If you were doing it right, there are people out there keeping their ears to the ground, trying to stay alert for potential openings. They might be sending your resume around to prospective employers.
These people need to know that you’ve landed. If not, it could prove awkward (at best) if not downright embarrassing for you and them.
What’s more, if you were doing your job search right, you’ve probably met a not-so-insignificant number of new people. Your network should have expanded considerably. As such, as you move forward in your new job, it’s probably a good idea to maintain contact with those people. Not once a week, or even once month, but regularly.
After all, you never know when you might need them again.