This is Kathy Marcus’s final post on job hunting lessons that was first shared at the end of 2012. While the holidays may be behind us, her message is timeless. While careers are important and provide for our families or help to define who we are…there’s always more to your story.

Thank you Kathy for sharing your insights over the last several months – your future employer is lucky to have you!

Day 12:  Remember What Is Important

The holiday season means different things to different people. For some, its meaning lies in faith, for others it’s about family and time spent together and for Kathy Marcusothers still, it’s a time for reflection.

Whatever meaning this time of year has for you, never forget: You are more than your last job. You are someone’s son, daughter, father, mother, brother and sister. You are a friend, a confidant, a coveted volunteer and a respected colleague.

Don’t let a day go by without reminding yourself of this.

And some of the most valuable treasures in life are free:

  • Rejoice in the laughter of children
  • Embrace your ability to learn something new everyday
  • Celebrate the companionship of family and friends
  • Take pride in the gift you are to everyone in your life

May the New Year bring you many opportunities to laugh, learn and enjoy the gifts life brings.