Every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square

Career management measuring up?And every time you engage in a job search you’re engaging in career management, but every time you engage in career management you’re not engaing in a job search. So says Matt (can I call you Matt?) Blevins, over on Insourced.

Matt hits several upon several facets of the job search versus career management conundrum in his “Job search paradigm shifts are fun.”

To wit:

[J]ob search and career management are not mutually exclusive and, in truth, everyone engaging in career management must still conduct a job search, even if that search involves steps that don’t actually appear to be a “search”. Those engaged only in a job search, however, don’t necessarily engage in career management. In fact, they’ll be perfectly capable of finding a job by conducting a job search and not working on the career management aspect – as Jason would likely note, however, they wouldn’t be maximizing their career potential by doing so.

Read more.

(Hat tip to JibberJobber)

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup scene. Editor at Silicon Florist. Co-founder and general manager at PIE.
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One Response to Every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square

  1. Matt says:

    Jason’s original post is getting a lot of play, it would seem. And why not? The concepts are simple, yet so often overlooked by job seekers that some may have to be hit over the head with it. Oh, and Rick – please feel free to call me Matt!

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