Just went through the Job Search/Job Transition/Retirement orientation online workshop from a company what was hired by my former employer. Lots of good advice:
- Have a goal or goals in mind
- Treat it as a project that requires work, diligence, followup, training, coaching..
- Don't sit back and let the jobs come to you
It was given by a very nice lady with a strong New Jersey accent and she sounded like a real Jersey Girl (not that there is anything wrong with that). It brought to mind the Sopranos, Jersey Shore reality series, and Chris Christie. I won't even try to characterize the Jersey accent, the following video is probably better.