It is your job search and you are not entirely powerless in taking some control of how you go with it. The way that you approach your search can impact on you successfully gaining a position.
That doesn’t mean that the employer has less significance to your job search. They may hold the major share of the upper hand because your quest is to impress the employer to the extent that they choose you.
You have the ability to leverage a number of competitive advantages to position yourself in the best position to be placed for an interview. Professionalism, rich and dynamic achievement statements, quality research on the future company of choice, in depth preparation for your interview and resume content, and a creative and thorough approach to networking.
You choose your success and what that looks like for you. You can upskill, reskill, know your skills base and how that translates to other industries.
You can increase you chances of success by practicing interview skills and your overall presentation skills. You can increase your chances by engaging in more widespread job seeking skills. You will increase your chances of success with a confident approach, and that will come from putting in the work in all of the above ways.
And one final success technique: get support.
You don’t have to do your job search on your own.
With an experienced career coach you won’t miss a step in the journey to your new job.
A few days until we leave 2019 behind and move into a new year. A single word can play a role in bringing you happiness, and emotional and spiritual healing: Forgiveness.
Personal growth requires self-forgiveness as well as forgiveness of others.
Forgiveness is about how you can change your life — bringing you the peace you need to move on.
We hold anger and hurt in our hearts while we have expectations of other people and life situations we can’t control. We have a personal sphere of influence and can control our own thoughts and behaviour, not those of others.
With a growth mindset, the end of a relationship requires a goal of forgiveness – as the saying goes – “forgive and forget.”
The first person you need to forgive is yourself. Forgiveness is understanding that the only person you hurt when you’re upset – no matter how justified it may be – is yourself.
With a fixed mindset, blaming another when something goes wrong is a usual reaction. Fixed mindset people find it difficult to forgive.
According to mindset expert Carol S Dweck:
“In a relationship, the growth mindset lets you rise above blame, understand the problem, and try to fix it – together.”
There is a well-known saying:
“To understand all is to forgive all.”
Even if everything in you wants to blame someone else, consider giving yourself the gift of forgiving your expectations.
Swap your expectations for appreciation and transformation. Letting go of blaming means you can move on and serve your best interests.
“Forgiveness is a gift to yourself, not to the events or people who created hurt in your life.”
Recognise the importance of self-care not only for your mental wellbeing but also for your professional success. Your life is what you make it.
On Thursday evening I attended Marie Forleo LIVE. The Sydney leg of her book tour “Everything is Figureoutable” that recounts some of the advice and learning from Marie’s experiences. As Marie stated during the show:
“I win or I learn, but I never lose. Failures are lessons.”
The event was organised by #BusinessChicks and filled with a huge crowd of (mostly) business women with a smattering of men as well.
Why am I talking about this?
Marie Forleo is an entrepreneur, coach, author, runs the acclaimed business-training programme ‘B-School’, and has been named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation. My focus in delivering this piece is about decision-making. But more than that, once you make a decision to take action, to do something different or decide that you are ready for change, the result is motivation.
When researching the act of decision-making there are many frameworks that make claim to be successful, and many time frames in which the decision can be made. I’ve come to learn that there may never be such a thing as a “right” decision, but there is an intent that we can be making the decision with the best possible outcome at that time.
“Don’t make the right decision. Make the decision right.” Psychologist Ellen Langer
Make your decision right.
You have a very important decision to make. You need an objective perspective to decide on actions that can give you clarity to achieve your goals. You need to be in touch with your deepest values. You can’t afford to take the wrong path, make the wrong decision.
Get to the core of your heart and mind preferences and quieten your inner voice of sabotage. You are your best asset and advisor.
“All progress begins with a brave decision.” Marie Forleo
Your decision to act.
Make the best decision for your situation. I can be your experienced sounding board.
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Make your brave move.
What could that mean for you?
Within a forever changing landscape of personal, work, community life, being prepared to develop your sense of self and to build skills for acceptance of change, new ways of working and transformation is an essential skill for individuals.
My New Life as a transformational coach means freedom to evolve new and different capabilities and to grow with the flow. My focus is on self, self-leadership, and challenging past beliefs no longer serving me that I lived by in my previous corporate setting.
Transformation does not dwell in the past. A card chosen randomly today from “The Universe has your back” card deck by Gabrielle Bernstein:
“I let go of the shadow of the past by seeing someone for the first time with the eyes of love.”
This message is timely in my case, reinforcing that I am moving forward in my newfound career, loving who I am becoming and connecting with the higher purpose of my future work.
The message from the Universe today has changed the post that I was intending to write by bringing my story into the now and not coming from the past. My strengthened belief in myself enables alignment with mind, body and spirit and brings reconnection with nature, beauty, creativity and my passion to serve others.
Developing your sense of self, self-leadership and evolving with transformational shifts in your experiences can connect you with your life’s purpose.
Focusing on your ‘self’ and developing who you are, accepting new ways of thinking and letting go of thoughts and feelings that hold you back in a place in time.
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein
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You spend so much time at work, you deserve to be happy while you’re there.
My story of change and transformation to realise my dream job. The journey begins…
The last twelve months of working in the corporate setting were a slow, crushing period of rapid change and disruption. My purpose in the workplace had vanished through various leadership decisions that saw my voice as a leader diminished, and my role as a delegate snuffed out.
The waiting time for the proposed organisational change to roll out dragged enough to create turmoil and uncertainty at most levels of the organisation, and I believe the chaos created through this was intentional as a management strategy. How did I survive this?
My personal strategy was one of continuing to assist the people I worked with to try and maintain the flow of work for the wellbeing of staff and our customers. So much job uncertainty led to undermining behaviours, blame shifting and even rogue practices, and I was not exempt from the impact of these.
When long term colleagues begin practicing these behaviours it can have one of two results. It can make you stronger or it can erode self-confidence.
What was the impact on me?
My initial realisation was that my self-confidence had been eroded. I had already been physically slowed down, feeling lethargic and battling painful joints, and received two diagnoses of auto-immune disease which placed me on a merry-go-round of doctor visits, high doses of toxic drugs, emergency surgeries and feeling traumatised. I had never really been sick much in my life and this was a shock.
Stress! A big contributor to workplace fatigue and loss of inspiration. I maintained my role with diminished resources and voices of criticism about time taken away from work.
So when my final day of work arrived I certainly had mixed feelings. Sadness for the colleagues that I loved and would miss. Pride in my years as a creative leader in this organisation and the innovative projects that we accomplished as a team. And relief.
I now had time to concentrate on many creative projects that had not seen any attention, and time to concentrate on myself. And this has been the most important and stimulating aspect of leaving a major identifying career to having time for self-appraisal. Time for the passion projects waiting for attention. The biggest one for me is life coaching.
Reinvention and revival
I started working with a creative and career coach to rediscover me. I had for some years toyed with the idea of becoming a life coach and now the opportunity was ready and open for me. Discovering who I was behind the mask that I had donned every day with my corporate wardrobe was important deep dive work and engaging the support to clarify my core worth and being has been inspirational work for me.
Changing my daily rituals to include inspiring affirmations and building self-development practices into my day have led me through a healing path to reconnect with nature, beauty, creativity and my passion to serve others and give the opportunity to others that has transformed me.
Are you missing the inspiration you seek in your job?
If you answer yes, then working with a me as your coach could guide you to discover the joy you want back in your life.