As we celebrate the end of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber’s 20th Anniversary year, I want to begin by sending wishes of health, happiness and prosperity to all, both personally and professionally. I would like to take a moment to reflect on the year and to share some thoughts about how we are transforming our organization and impacting the community.
There may come a time in your career when you decide it is time to move to another department or organization. The reasons for leaving could be varied such as wanting to make more money, needing a bigger challenge, wanting a promotion or you are ready for a change. (Which is a kind way to say that the people you work with each and every day are driving you crazy and you can’t take it anymore.) Whatever the reason is for leaving it can be difficult to search and interview for a job while still working.
It seems that more and more often, I encounter numerous clients, friends and associates who have been laid off or fired and many others who for one reason or another are out of work and looking for a job. If you are in this group of individuals and looking for employment, it can be a tremendously stressful time as you try and figure out what you are going to do to survive and pay your bills. It becomes even more worrisome to balance survival with the lengthy processes companies implement in their hiring practices.