The Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome

In reviewing the job search timetable, you might feel somewhat overwhelmed, especially if you are already in your final year having done little in the way of job search preparation. It can be very easy to get caught in the daily procrastination of the Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome—"I'll think about it tomorrow."

Every day that passes is a day that could have been (and should have been) invested in your job search. While there is nothing you can do now about yesterday, and tomorrow is always one day into the future, you have full control over today.

Don't put off your job search until the last minute. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will become. Take control of your life right now and begin to do the preparation for your job search.

Don't get caught in "analysis paralysis." You will never find perfection in your job search, so make your start when you are ready to give it your best. Your best is the best that you have to offer. No one (including yourself) should ever expect anything more from you. Nor should you settle for anything less.

This book is your starting point. Begin putting the techniques and tactics into action in your life.