As long as I’ve signed myself up for this bout of insanity, I’m going to take the steps necessary to make sure that I’m a highly tuned hiking/camping machine before I ever step foot onto the Appalachian Trail.
The following video demonstrates how far I’ve already come.
I write it because there are at least a dozen in my immediate circle who’ve wanted to make a transition out of their present situation but have fallen victim to the path of least resistance. I’ve also learned that for every problem I know of first hand, there are thousands who share the same troubles. If I can reroute the routine of at least one person hesitant to change, my time has been well spent.
But first, let me clarify a couple things:
I don’t write this post out of any sense of personal superiority. This isn’t about me. This is about situations. One situation is living life as a victim, constantly fearing what could possibly going wrong, and drowning in regret. The other situation is taking chances, allowing yourself the opportunity to fail, setting and striving for goals, and turning the less than ideal scenarios into learning situations. I’ve lived on both sides. I know first hand that the latter is superior.
Although I use San Diego as the subject of this post, I’m not trying to say that it’s objectively better either. I know plenty of people who would truthfully not enjoy it here (see: Gingers) (yes, that’s coming from a semi-ginger). I genuinely get bummed out if I go long periods without the sun, am exposed to temperatures below 20 F, or have to spend my weekends inside because a monsoon won’t let me play basketball. But, that’s just me.
Enough beating around the bush…I now present to you the Good Badger guide of
You have exactly 8.5” x 11” to separate yourself from the pack of other highly motivated candidates. What are you going to do? Find a sleek template online? It’s an advantage over people who’ve never used Google (infants and those older than 90). I’m guessing you’ll highlight your achievements. But, chances are, you’re only distancing yourself from the latter half of the pack, not your real competition. Also, employers have good reason to believe that people lie on their resumes. Now what? Unless you’re the president of the Harvard Law Review, you’re resume will only get you so far. Read more →