I’ve always been led to believe you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Sounds obvious enough and in most cases it’s probably one hundred percent true most of the time. But then again, I’ve also learned over time that although you cannot go back and make a brand new start, you can really make a brand new end.
Okay so not everyone who reads this is in a career slump, but I bet you’ll recognise some of the symptoms of a career slump, even if they are only very temporary. The trick is to notice them quickly and of course to work out why they exist and how to get rid of them.
A few years ago, I addressed a group of people on the question of Emotional Maturity, and when it came down to it, we agreed that it could be defined as ability to be aware and take appropriate actions based on that awareness. It’s something I’ve tried to do ever since, and generally it works for me.
I’ve often been involved in conversation where people have spoken about ” job fit.” Some use it to simply refer to it as the match of a person to the job in terms of skills required. Literally, does the person fit the job?
I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn a bit about life that you take another look at the very classic movie, Mary Poppins. When Burt sings out to Mary Poppins that "I does what I likes and I likes…