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Day 101 – Pesonal Reflection

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  ~Anaïs Nin

This journey of 101 ways of Managing A Transition was a personal reflection on the transitions I’ve lived so far. For the last eight days, I’ve had the honour of sharing with you transition stories from our guest writers.  Each one on a unique journey but with similar challenges, reminding us all of how much we actually have in common with each other.

Our joys and sorrows may not be the same but who can argue the pain we might feel in each situation. As parents, we share the same concerns for our children. As employees, we face the same challenges. As leaders, our leadership skills get tested on a daily basis with rapidly changing events and ever increasing demands.

It takes much courage to share and reveal our innermost thoughts, fears and aspirations to another.  But in doing so, we create a world that is more connected, more patient, and more understanding. In this sharing lies also our potential for self actualization.

Story telling was very much a part of our ancestors’ lives in maintaining history and gaining wisdom. It still holds the same power for the fast paced world we live in. Turn to your loved ones, neighbours or friends and seek to share in these times of turmoil to create a better world. Be there for others who might need you in their times of weakness and offer the support that you once needed… or might need one day.

I now invite you to share your stories, thoughts and ideas about transitions or transformations with our readers here. Thank you for being part of this journey!

Indra Dosanjh is based in Toronto and can be found online on Linkedin.com or about.me. You can follow her on twitter @indradosanjh.

Day 34 – Social Media Resumes

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~ Jim Rohn

I’ve written about social networking previously. First an article titled simply Social Networking, and the second Social Networking and Linkedin. Both these articles were designed to start the conversation about how to use social media to enhance your career.

Today, I’d like to link you to a rich resource I find particularly well researched and written. I just spent time browsing Keppie Careers, owned and operated by Miriam Salpeter a career coach and résumé writer for Keppie Careers. Her firm helps job seekers spice up their résumés, prepare for interviews and achieve their career goals.

Miriam was listed on the top ten tweeters by CNN’s careerbuilder.com on Aug 31, 2009.

I highly recommend this site and wish I’d known about her services when I was in transition. If you are struggling to promote your resume online, check out the Social Media section on Keppie careers. Follow on twitter at @Keppie_Careers

Day 9 – Social Networking

Social networking is that rare sector of the economy that seems to be booming in the midst of the recession. — from Knowledge@Wharton article

There is much talk about social networking, social media and social everything!

What does it all mean in the face of recession? I learned a hard lesson the first time I was in a recession. My professional network was limited to people I worked with and often times I’d lose their contact information soon after I left the company. Social Media tools like Facebook and Linkedin are resolving this issue by allowing us to reconnect with people we’ve known and connect with new people who we might find interesting or share interests with.

There is much written and discussed about what the right protocol on “friending” people on Facebook or Linkedin is. There is no one right answer.

I requested an introduction from someone in my Linkedin network to a senior person at a company and landed a contract. I was able to pay forward by referring a person who was moving to Canada to the same company where he was immediately hired. This person had reached out to me on Linkedin to network with people in Toronto. We had only met once for a coffee.

Networking can be equally rewarding and productive if approached with an attitude of ‘giving’ rather than taking.

What will you do to expand your network?