Job Searching: There Is No Map, But There Are Guides

Do you ever think you are lost in time, trying and trying to make something happen with no visible results? Do you need reassurance?

It may be reassuring to know there is a “characteristic shape” to transitions. First you have an ending (often with ensuing chaos). Then there’s a “neutral zone” where you feel frustrated and scared about not knowing where you’re going or how you’re going to get there. Then the new beginning comes out of the activities you engage in during this neutral zone, or what I call desert time.

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