Spring has been wrought with one storm after another. Rarely, can you look west here lately without an Armageddon like sky building into yet another rain soaked day. And it seems as though the moment one storm passes through, the next one starts to build up.
As an avid sailor living in the Midwest, this type of weather pattern plays havoc on what is already a short enough sailing season. The other problem with this type of weather is it tends to make the winds very unstable and unreliable. On a clear day without storm activity the winds tend to come from one direction and remain steady for the most part, making a day under sail very relaxing and very predictable. Usually, on these types of days, you point the boat, get the sails set, pick out a CD of your liking, grab a cold beverage and just enjoy the ride.
There have been very few of these days so far this season.
No, this season, you go out, point the boat, get the sails set and grab the wheel just in time for a gust of wind to come up from completely the opposite direction forcing you to act quickly to bring the boat under control. Even when the wind doesn’t change direction, it will still tend to suddenly become stronger forcing you to readjust your sails accordingly. You must be constantly vigilant, ever mindful and ready for the next course adjustment. It is ‘edge of your seat’ intense and will test your skills the entire time. During these types of sails, I will not even turn on the stereo for fear of being distracted at an inopportune time.
All that being said, I must admit ultimately, I learn a lot more about sailing when things are not perfect than I ever would when they are. And, of course, knowing those types of sails happen also tends to help me appreciate the calmer days even more.
Being involved in the job search is much like those gusty, unpredictable days. It forces you to look long and hard at your skill set, and hone those abilities to a razor sharp edge. And what better “edge” then a professional resume. A professional resume writer, like a gusty wind, can force you to adjust your sails to keep your job search on the right track. Helping you to keep the keel in the water and not allowing your ship to run aground.