“One of the things that was a very positive factor while I was in transition was to identify loose ends that needed tying up in various aspects of life and then taking them on (in addition to the time spent working toward a new employment position).
One of the areas was in handling house related issues. I realize not everyone has the money to take on needed repair or improvement projects. However, if one can either pay someone or take on the work themselves, completing these projects can be a very positive and motivating factor.
The other area was in personal financial management and record keeping. I would bet it is fair to say that a lot of people when busy with their jobs have left many of the administrative issues fall by the wayside. This can be in the area of not having wills, or assets scattered across various unnecessary accounts, untidy tax records, etc. It can take a good deal of personal motivation to begin cleaning these things up. Making progress in these areas can be very uplifting and foster a sense of accomplishment and positive attitude, which will be reflected in how people see you when you’re in the job search mode.
Personally I spent a lot of time consolidating unneeded accounts, addressing estate planning issues related to life insurance policies and cleaning up financial records. At no other time in my adult life did I have the benefit of sufficient time to make a dedicated effort to managing these things.”
This article was penned by Steve Point, SVP, DVFG Advisors, LLC, http://www.stevenrpoint.com. We thank him for this excellent advice.