Job hunting can be a messy, unorganized process.
After getting laid off, I found that there were a lot of things that I did which made me stay focused and productive when it came to my job hunt. I can’t say that any one of these ideas directly led to my new job, because it came in a way I didn’t expect.
The biggest lesson I can share with you would be to keep an open mind. You can’t predict where your new job will come from, or who will open that door. It could be that an opportunity might not meet some criteria that you set for yourself. Explore it, though, and see if there is a way that you can make it fit your needs.
These are the things that I did that helped me, and I hope they can help you:
Once upon a time I had a job that I loved. I had great teammates, and I was doing good work. I looked forward to getting to work every day. One day it came to an abrupt end.
I was laid off.
What I want to talk about is what came next. I felt like I did a lot of things to help deal with the trauma of losing a job that could help others.
Just a quick post, revisiting what I wanted to learn this year:
- SVG – this is probably the thing on my list I learned the most about. I played with it a lot, and managed to work it into a few projects. I look forward to using it more in 2015.
- CSS Animations – I learned the basics of this, but haven’t done a whole lot with it.
- Better SASS architecture – I’ve figured out some things, but still kind of make it up as I go along for the most part.