You know this guy. I know this guy. We all know this guy.
Okay, it can be a woman too, although that is not usually my experience.
So, how do you deal with this person?
I'm reminded of him, and in a sense seeing him in the mirror lately.
I have a long history of not doing the things I'm not good at doing. My main strategy of course is to put things off. You know, be the world's top notch procrastinator.
For example, I've never been very good at math. Guess which homework always got done last.
More recently, I'm starting to think this is probably the reason I've always had the same job. I never really knew "how to," go out and find another one.
Of course, by sorta job hunting over the years I've learned through happenstance, or trial and error along the way, and ironically enough one might even consider me to be an authority, or at least a pretty solid resource on the subject at this point.
But somehow there's that guy again.
I've been doing a lot of work lately helping people find jobs at both of my jobs.
Huh? Both jobs?
Last week I started a second job as a Career Researcher. It's quite a challenge, but so far I'm having a lot of fun, and I'm learning quite a bit.
No matter which job I'm working though I seem to be asked questions, or I am asked to face challenges I don't initially know how to resolve.
Guess where that leads me...
But this time - I've recognized the procrastinator and I've got him in my sights.
Currently, I'm in the process of doing a review of job sites and resources available for my use.
Revising and revamping as they say.
I'm asking myself the hard questions and I'm working on ways to push myself to be a better Job Help Center resource, (at the library) and also a Career Researcher.
The one downside to all of this of course is it is taking a ton of time.
What, you just thought The Life of Jimmer went on vacation?
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