March signals the start of many new things; spring is beginning and the days are longer. Allergy season kicks in with a vengeance as does the start of the various college basketball tournaments. Many will sharpen their pencils and spend infinite amounts of time designing and talking about their “brackets”, hence the name “March madness”. However, what would the outcome be if we truly went “mad” for finding our true life’s purpose? There has never been a better time to sharpen your pencil and begin to decipher what your life’s work should be.
Many employees have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and many more have not returned to work due to the extension of unemployment benefits. There are many advantages to not passing on the opportunity to find a job that satisfies the need for income and the sense of purpose. One only has to google to find out what percentage of employees dislike their jobs; the search will return numbers as high as 85%. After a year of many working from home or not working at all, this is a great time to reflect on what your dream job should be. What do you like to do? What are you good at? What comes naturally to you? If you are currently working, are you in the 85%?
There has never been a better time to reach out to a staffing specialist. Staffing firms are well equipped to help you determine where your true talents lie. Over the course of the last year, many job seekers’ skills are not as sharp as they once were. A staffing firm can help you determine where your skill level is by assigning many tests that you can take in the comfort of your own home. You may think you are an Excel wizard only to find out you are and Excel wannabe. There are many benefits to having your resume on file with a staffing firm. Your dream job may not be available today, but might have an opening a week from tomorrow. A staffing firm can pair you with a staffing professional that will give you sound advice. You will miss all of the shots that you never take.