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Stuck in your current job? Feeling stressed? A little humor can help bridge the frustration during this part of your journey. Stay strong, keep searching for new possibilities and be disruptive by making a commitment to change up your current situation. Take steps to break free of the barriers that may be standing in your way, repel self-doubt, brush up your resume, take steps to explore new job opportunities, set a date to move on and execute. You are not alone. Your decision to follow-through in creating your best life may inspire others to do the same. Take on this day with powerful words "I declare to take the steps to create amazing results in my career and I attract the people and possibilities into my life for an abundance of opportunity." Take on the day! Start now. #success #lawofattraction #Life #Motivation #Inspiration #lookingforajob #DreamBig #Jobs #Career
“Never underestimate the power to change yourself; Never overestimate the power to change others.” Unknown
It is important to recognize that today’s job search REQUIRES being comfortable with technology. For many individuals, it may have been 10, 15 or 20 years since embarking on a job search; what worked in the past has changed. We all know that the Sunday job classifieds in the local paper have disappeared and most companies and hiring managers use job boards or social sites when looking for candidates to hire.
Create an email address that is solely utilized for your job search.
This will allow you to filter and track your job search submissions, alerts and research all in one place while avoiding any SPAM or unsolicited communications from clogging your personal email. Many job seekers create a Google or Yahoo email account they can easily access and use for their job search.
Your Email Address.
Be sure to use your name or some portion of your name in the email address you create for your job search. For example: John.Smith@gmail.com or JSmith@yahoo.com, or JSmith123@gmail.com, etc. Avoid emails that do not identify you in a professional manner. For example: Harleyman@gmail.com, Kitten4you@yahoo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. as they may not be taken seriously and are difficult to weed out among the communications with the hiring manager.
Ready to Send Your Resume?
Due to the strong SPAM filters at many companies you may want to consider building your cover letter and resume into the body of the email versus sending an attachment or PDF file. Why? If it is a job you really desire it may get filtered out of their system, companies rarely communicate receipt unless they are interested in your submission, therefore, if it was filtered…you would never know. By copy and pasting documents into the body of the email, you ensure that it is submitted.
These are just a few tips to consider when taking on the next steps in the job search process! Happy Hunting!
Just a reminder to avoid the tailspin of gossip and harsh words by being deliberate with feedback and communication with others; demonstrate the willingness to exhibit a kind pleasing nature. Now…go take on the world!
Etiquette 101: The idea was to involve all five senses; sight, taste, touch, smell, and the only thing missing was sound/hearing and as a result a “clink” of the glass was established…
Personal agility in a time of adversity is the key to unlocking the paralyzing affect of change.
Agility (u-jil-i-tee): The power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness.
The loss of a job can create an identity crisis; especially when demand for an occupation is limited or non-existent.
This is a time to re-evaluate, re-invent, and re-direct.
Is re-education an option? Learning new skills is an excellent way to increase marketability, reinvigorate career direction, network and expand the circle of influence.
Are existing skills and abilities transferable to other industries? Hard skills/technical skills developed in previous work history may transfer regardless of industry. Use a cover letter to distinguish a change in industry and highlight the transferable hard skills.
Is a startup or entrepreneurship on the horizon? Translate a hobby or interest into a viable business opportunity. Visit a local college or Small Business Administration (SBA) location to get details on programs to assist with business planning and development.
The key to success is in agility; what is your agility factor?
Remember, if nothing changes; nothing changes. Onward ever; backward never!
I’m reminded of a famous story about Picasso: He was sitting in a park, drawing sketches. A woman recognized him and asked if he would draw her portrait. He agreed and spent a few minutes sketching. He handed over the picture and said something to the effect of, “Here you go, that will be $5,000.” “$5,000!” the woman exclaimed. “It only took you five minutes to draw that picture.” “No, madam,” he replied. “It took me my entire life!” — Picasso knew the value of developing talent, and he died rich, entertaining friends.
Toot your own horn! Avoid underestimating your true value…