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What have you been doing with your summer so far?

And…what will you say when you’re asked this at your next interview? Hanging out at the beach? Taking in the latest films at the multiplex? Doing a little of this and that? Painting the house? Or have you been going at it full force as one MPNer reports: She’s had a plethora of opportunities come her way and she’s aggressively following up on each of them. Others are using the time to take on-line courses, make new contacts in new industries and generally expand their networks. So during summer the living may be easier, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to drop out. Not that vacations aren’t important. In fact, it’s sometimes much harder to take a vacation when you’re out of a job than in one. But resist the temptation: get away from it all for a week or two. Be with family and friends. Put your worries behind you. Recharge. It can be a long search process as a couple of MPNers who just landed (below) can attest to. So some R&R is definitely in order… although to the extent that the Admin Guy did in June and July jaunting about the Continent sampling all the sights and foods and (especially) wines of France and Spain might not be the best way for you. After all, the saying is NOT sample all the rosés, but take time to smell the roses!!

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