What consists of a "true" option in your job search efforts? It does not mean "every job lead" that has been reported to me. It does not mean an application for which there has been no response for 6 months. Perhaps a good functional definition of an option is "a job lead for which you have had positive interaction with someone who has influence with the hiring decision maker or an employee of the company within the last 90 days."
Jobs you are pursuing that do not meet this definition ... or a similar definition you create, should not be maintained as options. Close them or take action to rejuvenate them.
How do we rejuvenate jobs that have aged out? here are some ideas
One more word of caution/encouragement. We have a heavenly Father who has a plan for our career. Just because unemployment is low, the job He is preparing for you may not quite be ready for you. Or, perhaps you still have one or two key relationships that need to be established before your Sabbatical ends. Keep up the networking and the 20 minute coffees. Keep honing your skills and developing your marketing brief. Your next assignment will be delivered at the perfect time!
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