According to Katharine Brooks, a well recognized career specialist and the executive director of personal and career development at Wake Forest University, you can prepare yourself for your next job while you're still in the present one.
The expert suggested breaking the habit of routine behaviour, which means that you should not just "get by" until something better comes along.
New job seekers should maintain and create personal contacts to keep themselves energized.
It was advised that workers should also try to meet new people. If you are always hanging out with the same people, break the pattern. Set up coffee or lunch meetings with someone new, and take the time to learn from others in the organization.
Staying active on social media can also help. It was suggested not to post that you are looking for a job, but rather find ways to connect with new people related to your desired job.
It was also suggested it is important to find something to look forward to after , which can be achieved by spending time with family and friends and developing hobbies.
Though career opportunities may be hard to find, it's good to be prepared for a new flight plan. "You never know," says Brooks, "if you follow these guidelines, your new job might just come looking for you."
--ANI (Posted on 13-08-2013)