A Season of Thanks

By, 11/23/2015

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, it is natural to reflect upon one’s blessings over the course of the year—your professional life included. For all the hard work you personally put in, you also likely had help along the way. If you were applying for jobs, perhaps a friend or trusted colleague looked over your resume and offered some useful critiques. Maybe a friend introduced you directly to a recruiter who works at the company you applied to and didn’t hear back from, setting into motion a new opportunity. If you’re already in the workforce, you’ve likely had times when you picked up extra work to help a coworker out—and vice versa. On particularly difficult days, maybe a colleague picked you up your favorite caffeinated beverage to brighten your spirits.

It’s always easier to focus on the negatives of the working life, whether you’re searching for a job or building your career. But by shifting the emphasis to the positives—whether it’s great coworkers, generous perks, stimulating work, or something else—you may realize that you have a great deal to be thankful for indeed.