When The Music’s Over

Jeff Altman
3 min readJun 17, 2022

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

So when the music’s over
When the music’s over, yeah
When the music’s over
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights

Well the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the end
Until the end
Until the end

~Songwriters: Jim Morrison / John Paul Densmore / Raymond D Manzarek / Robert A Krieger

The songwriters were members of a psychedelic band from the 1960’s called The Doors.

We are at a time where the end is approaching for the booming job market in the United States and in many other parts of the world. It is important to hunker down.

Although it seems to be impossible to anticipate all the exigencies that may occur as a result of change, certain obvious ones are:

1. Find a job now so you have an opportunity to make a name for yourself at your current firm and, hopefully, survive the reductions in the workforce that will occur with them

2. Reactivate your connections with people so if you need one another, you are in contact and can support each other

3. This one is often forgotten because most people are reactive — where can you conserve capital?

4. Update your resume NOW. The person who gets ahead isn’t always the smartest or work the hardest. They are alert opportunities internally and externally. In both cases, you will need a resume. It will be better if you write and update it quarterly BEFORE you need it.

5. Make sure people know what you do and its affect on the company, especially a level or two above your boss. You are a public relations person for yourself.

6. Remember, you are the CEO of your own organization. Don’t think like an employee. If it smells like smoke, if the aroma wafting your way is foul, don’t dismiss what your instincts are telling you.

Jeff Altman

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Career Coach. Host of No BS Job Search Advice Radio & JobSearchTV.com. Join JobSearch.Community. It will help you