Sometimes you just need to stay motivated.
My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you're moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again. Richard Branson
During the interview with the human resource consulting firm on Tuesday this week the question was raised, what I have done during my garden leave period so far, to find a new job? I think I did spend the time very well and learned a lot, opened up new areas of expertise and interest, besides checking the job market and applying for 90+ positions, BUT it is a valid question.
Struggling with the question a little bit and doing a quick recap of the last 5.5 month on Tuesday afternoon, I just did not find enough time yesterday and today to proceed, as the phone was going crazy and a lot of new and really good opportunities did come up. Several headhunters did call me to fill really interesting positions short-term. I heard a rumor that the job market is going quiet before Christmas, this is definitely not the case this time, more to the opposite.
Sometimes you just have to stay motivated, confident and keep going. Survive the quiet and silent times and prepare yourself for the next busy phase.
Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu