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A Gamer in the Real World

In the real world there is no save feature.

XBox Controller by Claran McGuiggan from Flickr

XBox Controller by Claran McGuiggan from Flickr

If there was I’d probably reload my life to a save from 1992.  That’s the year I entered college for marine biology.  Don’t even ask me why a total geek like me wasted even one semester thinking I should be a marine biologist.  If I had known what was possible in gaming back then my career path would have been an easy one.  I would have been studying computers and computer programing.

Instead I decided after three and a half years and three semesters that school wasn’t for me. I’d like to go back to 1992 and change a few things. In 2013 I’d be designing the greatest post-apocalyptic role playing games anyone had ever played! I’d be a celebrity in the gaming world.  At E3 they would chant my name as I took the stage to peddle my latest title…

But this is the real world and there is no save feature.

It’s never too late to change careers and put yourself on the path you wished you’d taken 20+ years ago. You don’t need to go back in time or “load a save game” to be the job seeker you want to be today. The tools and opportunities are here, now, in the present and they are waiting for you to take them up and be the person you want to be.  Today.

As long as we draw breath it’s never too late!

By Jack Shipley © 2013

A quick poll: How is your JoMo (Job Momentum)?

  1. How would you rate your current momentum in your job transition on a scale of 1 (low) to 10FutUndBeidiMaze_Puzzle (high)?
  2. What was it at its peak? How many jobs were in play and how far along were you?
  3. How long did it last? In days, weeks, months?
  4. If your momentum slowed down at any point, what can you pinpoint as the cause?
  5. Do you know what to do to get it back up and keep it up?
  6. Have you ever thought, “I wish someone would tell me what I could do today that would have the greatest impact on my job search?” Y or N, comments?
  7. Most of the time, would you consider your job search:

A) Drudgery

B) Boring

C) Stagnant and discouraging

D) Kind of fun

E) Exhilarating

We are gathering this data in preparation to launch a product (a job search GAME) through our sister company, JoMo Rising, LLC, that will REVOLUTIONIZE careering!

We are familiar with the common causes of Slow JoMo and how to overcome them. This product will be available in the next couple weeks for anyone who has the goal of landing a great job by or in the new year.  If you have an interest in using this product to achieve your EPIC career, please e-mail us at karen@epiccareering.com ASAP. Seats will be limited to 100 for the first 2 months.