Good morning, world! Sometimes opportunity can come when you least expect it and from sources you never dreamed would help you. How can you be ready for such opportunities?
It doesn’t help to be needy or desperate. Instead, you have to be in a happy –or at least tranquil– state of mind. Reach out to everyone you know. That’s right, call up old friends and contacts and reconnect. Simply to say hello and how are you. Do NOT lament about your troubles or explain that you are looking for a job or how bad business is. Instead, simply reach out and be positive. Without expecting anything in return other than to reconnect to someone in your life. If they ask what you are doing, tell them. But concentrate on all the positives and say you are open to new possibilities.
This puts you back on their radar. It builds your networking circle back up and casts the net wider and wider. So, at some point one of those contacts may think of you when an opportunity comes up. This is a good thing to do whether you are looking for a new job, a new relationship, or a new home. And remember, keep it positive and focus on asking how the other person is. They will remember YOU in a positive light.