My client’s wife took me aside and said, “you have to get him out of the house; he’s driving me crazy”. I asked my client if he really was looking for a new job and he said “maybe”.
Two weeks later my client calls, “I need a job now”. Something tells me he and his wife spoke.
We focused on the single most important element of job search, networking. I said please call 25 people from your professional past that would pick up your call.
We talked about strategy to handle these calls. It’s all in the wording, voice tone, etc.
Marketing job secure as well as their marriage. I didn’t charge him for the marriage therapy. I should have; marriage therapists make more than career coaches.