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  • Does anyone else have a project: find a new job?

    If so, how are you organizing this in GTD?

  • #2
    I did in the past!

    After reviewing my higher horizons of focus, I discovered I need to create a project with a certain desired outcome, namely a job at a company which satisfy my criteria.

    After that, I've decided what the next action would be, which was: determine criteria.
    I've detailed out every criteria, and determined whether it would be mandatory or "nice-to-have".
    From there on the other actions followed until I signed the contract. Next projects followed to settle myself in the new position, etc.

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    • #3
      I have a someday/maybe list item to find a backup job

      I've only had three professional jobs in my whole life, and really 1 and 3 were at the same place, so I need to be prepared if mine goes away. And since I don't want to move, that most likely means a career change, plus I am near retirement age, so this is all a tall order. But I need to get serious about moving it off the someday/maybe list onto the current project list. This brings up a good point - how much stuff should you have on your plate at once? I guess it is all a judgment call, especially eyeballing the priority and risks. For instance, paying bills is an easy must do in a timely manner, but where does it go from there? If my job never goes away, I don;t need the backup job plan, but if it does and I am not prepare, bad news! So the probability has to be a big factor in the whole thing.

      Oops, sort of a long-winded hijack, but it was a natural progression!

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      • #4
        "it was a natural progression"
        That's true
        Last edited by hippocampus; 10-26-2010, 02:09 AM.

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        • #5
          Connecting the dots..

          Originally posted by Spalding View Post
          I've only had three professional jobs in my whole life, and really 1 and 3 were at the same place, so I need to be prepared if mine goes away. And since I don't want to move, that most likely means a career change, plus I am near retirement age, so this is all a tall order. But I need to get serious about moving it off the someday/maybe list onto the current project list. This brings up a good point - how much stuff should you have on your plate at once? I guess it is all a judgment call, especially eyeballing the priority and risks. For instance, paying bills is an easy must do in a timely manner, but where does it go from there? If my job never goes away, I don;t need the backup job plan, but if it does and I am not prepare, bad news! So the probability has to be a big factor in the whole thing.

          Oops, sort of a long-winded hijack, but it was a natural progression!
          Now being in my second transition due to mergers/acquisitions, I think there may be a synergistic opportunity here. What if you identify some networking events that are aligned with your current industry? Attending those would give you a chance to build new connections and keep up with what's new. That will benefit both your current employer and may open up some other opportunities when the time is right. Just a thought

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