Dryathlon – breaking habits is a hard job
As part of our 25 things for 25 years (in case we haven’t bored you with it yet, we’re celebrating our Silver jubilee this year), Tracy undertook the Dryathlon. This meant giving up alcohol for January. No mean feat when you work in our office!
There have been some high profile celebs joining in and all for a good cause – Cancer Research. The obvious theme is to deny yourself something you enjoy, in order to raise money. A laudable thing to do. However, I have a little niggle. A few celebs have been giving up early because it’s their birthday, or they have a party to go to. Derrr! The whole point is to give up regardless of what you are doing. To deny yourself, especially when you would normally drink; not to avoid the pub, where’s the merit in that, but still go and not drink alcohol.
How does this relate to recruitment (or am I just on another rant)? Well, it’s about breaking old habits. Just because you’ve always looked for a job a certain way, doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Just because you’ve always done a certain job, doesn’t mean you can’t do anything else.
If you can look at things afresh, write your CV in a different format; don’t do the one-click applications; do pick up the phone and talk to people. But don’t just do it for a month, keep changing it. And don’t avoid situations where it may be difficult to stick to your changes. After all, finding your next job could be as life changing (if not more) as giving up the booze!
Congratulations to Tracy for finishing her Dryathlon! We’re all very proud of her. If you’re interested in supporting this worthy cause here’s her Just Giving page.
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