Is your focus only on yourself during your job search? Should it be? If it is you’re missing out on opportunities to reach out to help and serve others, and possibly make great connections…
Author Archive | Bill Higgins
There are some things in life that by their very nature germinate feelings that you are alone. When you are ditched in a relationship in high school. When a baby dies in childbirth. When you lose your job. Those are alone times…but are you really alone?
You’ve done your investigating to locate job opportunities, applied for ones where you feel you fit, diligently participated in interviews, and now have offers to respond to…Who do you trust to make that decision for you?
People love to give advice. It’s so easy, and self-affirming, to be able to tell someone else how to deal with their problem. If you have been on a job search for very long, you have probably already gotten a bucketful of advice. How can you deal with it?
While you were working, it was, “Another day, another dollar” type of repetition? And now with your job search, it can be a… “Nothing new under the sun” kind of activity. What can you do to get rid of the repetition?
A job interview puts you center stage, and in the spotlight.
One of the first things that a potential employer will notice when you walk through that door for an interview will be how you present yourself…specifically how you are dressed.
Your clothing says a lot about you:
We let schedules and other people’s agendas drive us. The media makes our decisions for us. Friends tell us we should be looking for a particular kind of job. We don’t have our own agenda. We don’t listen to our own dreams. We don’t really know what we are about. But we don’t need to be stuck here! See how you can get unstuck…
You have a story to tell, and everyone’s story is different. Your job search is an opportunity to think about that story, and practice the telling so it is a natural delivery. But just how much do you share in a job interview?
Are you trying to find a new career, or a new job? Then that’s an excellent reason to hire a job coach who will take you where you can’t take yourself…
Failure is a part of life. If you haven’t failed at anything, you have to ask yourself if you have tried anything truly challenging…truly risky. Many individuals that achieved outstanding success also encountered devastating failure along the way. Does the loss of a job make you feel like a failure?