Employment-wise 2009 was an uncomfortable year for lots of people.  It seems like either someone was unemployed or they knew someone that was unemployed.  Everybody knows at least one person that was effected by the recession.  Many were thrown into circumstances beyond their control.  Steps taken to control their situations didn’t always yield expected results as they had a decade ago. 

As we take stock of the things we tried and the results that were acheieved or not.   We need to consider how much we stepped out of our comfort zone.  If last year you did not step out of your comfort zone, then this year you need to start doing things differently.

Ways you can step out of your Comfort Zone

  • Social Networking
  • Commenting on Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Face to Face networking
  • Use the phone
  • Informational Interviews
  • Public Speaking