Black Friday Job Search

Are you one to take advantage of Black Friday?  I have once or twice, and while it was an adrenaline-rush experience, it’s not anything I care to do. I want to be with my family and friends… and so I stay home and avoid shopping experiences.

If you don’t have family or friends to be with, and are using some quiet time for your job search, you know that reaching out to people will get you no responses today.  What can you do?  Go for Stephen Covey’s habit #7: Sharpen your saw.

Read something, watch an online course, practice something, do something.  Expand your knowledge.  Nothing wrong with taking time to sharpen the saw.  Here’s a quote supposedly from Abraham Lincoln:

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

What are you doing to keep your saw sharp?  Here’s an expanded anecdote of this concept.