Been spending the day at Barnes & Noble being a cheap-o and reading resume/cover letter books to better tailor my resume & cover letters to specific fields and just improve overall formatting. Lol I practically read one of the resume books from cover to cover extracting all the relevant information I thought might be helpful, taking notes on anything from design to keywords. I think I have a good basis so far from my BSP advisors and former boss…but this definitely was useful in filling in some of those details and generating some descriptive and bold keywords.
I think the main types of jobs I’m planning to apply to are: healthcare-related, education, research (preferably clinical), adminstrative/clerical, and government type jobs.
I thought I’d take a break and floated around the store a bit…but found myself drawn to the self-help section. It broaches a large range of topics ranging from physical health/fitness to spirituality to mind/behavior/emotion..even relationships and nonverbal communications. I found myself thumbing through a few books…but I could definitely feel eyes on me as I perused through the various books.
I didn’t care and kept looking…but I just wish there wasn’t such a stigma towards these type of things.
There’s nothing wrong with trying to help yourself in whatever ways you feel necessary. Anxiety, Depression, Weight, Heart, Energy, Focus, Faith…
If anything..I admire people who are proactive and try to take control of their lives and personal struggles. Choose to fight rather than surrender to whatever vices/addictions/hardships.
For me personally, there is never an endpoint for growth. You never have to settle for the status quo or grow complacent over whatever your situation. Whatever your shortcomings…own it. You can never learn it all..but you can sure as heck try your best.
For that, I will always be a student of life.