Job Seekers and Career Upgraders, This Post is for You!
Were you laid off during COVID? Perhaps you‘re part of the “Great Resignation,” one of the 4.4 million people who have left their jobs to pursue work that is more flexible and satisfying. Regardless the reason you’re in the job market, conducting a job search is no small task.
Being in the midst of a job search or complete career change can be exciting, scary, daunting, uncomfortable, emotionally taxing, and fun. The interview process often feels like a roller coaster of ups and downs between confidence, uncertainty, and pleasantness and unpleasantness. Not to mention, the slew of rejection emails and ghostings” by recruiters, while only receiving a few call-backs for interviews.
If you‘re in the job market or looking to make a major change in your career path, don’t fret. Here’s a (oversimplified) list how to get started in the right direction, and it all starts with getting to know yourself and being clear about what you know you want, and what isn’t going to work well for you. To gain insight into your best career move, start by following these simple steps:
1. Be open. Be honest with yourself about what is the most important thing you want to accomplish, and what you want to gain from a new job.
Be willing to change your perspective when needed. If you’re viewing all jobs from a “I’m too good for that job,” or a pessimistic, beyond nit picky, ego-driven perspective, then chances are you’ll apply for and be offered the wrong job opportunities (if any).
Instead, try approaching your job search as if you are creating your career opportunities from scratch.
What do you want to create for yourself with this job change?
What‘s most important for a company to get right?
What means the most, and a lot, to you? Freedom?
A fantastic manager?
Work from home?
Write down everything you would like to get from a new job, then mark off anything totally unrealistic.
There‘s a big difference between a lofty desire and being completely unrealistic. Lofty desires are good! List them.
2. Organize your mind.
Choose jobs to apply to that align well with your career goals and your list of “must haves” you want to receive from a new employment situation. The more clarity you have, the better chances you’ll land the job you want.
(see video link below for an interesting perspective on how to organize your mind)
3. Take action.
Make confident decisions. Know your worth. Make your career decisions, your intentions for your career, are in alignment with your job searching efforts and life goals.
Intentional Life Goal + Organized Mind + Effort = Career Clarity & Happiness
If you are open, introspective, get clear about your goals, put in the effort to apply to the right opportunities, and make wise career choices, (including watching the video) you’ll land a fantastically fitting opportunity where you can flourish!
4. Forget everything everyone has told you about what you “should be doing” for your career.
No one knows you like you do, so forget about what your parents want you to be, your teachers say you should be, and what you think society says will make you successful. Lasting, real success and career fulfillment only comes when you follow through with what you want to do. So forget all the well-intentioned advice. It’s your career, not theirs, do what you want.
5. Get to know yourself better starting today.
There’s no need to wait on more job information, your next interview, or for you to get your resume ready first. If your self-employed or looking to be, you don’t need to wait for anything either, and if you’re embarking on starting an LLC, no need to wait for any business partners to decide with you, or lawyer paperwork to do this. In fact it’s best not to wait at all. Don’t leave your career up to someone else.
“Waiting = procrastination. Procrastinating boils down to laziness, feelings of unworthiness, and fear of an outcome. This process creates the outcome you want, nothing to fear, no reason to wait. Start getting clear today about what you want, then be confident as you take steps in pursuit of your dream!
This is a great time to get noticed and hired, as 59% of employers are hiring this Q4. It’s a candidate market right now, and that doesn’t come around too often, so take advantage of this rare opportunity and make the most of it.
Cheers to Your Next, and Best, Career Move! It’s going to be a great one!
Heads up: The video below is mostly about spirituality, however, you can and should approach your job search and career plans with this same “Creator” mindset as described in this video. (You can start it at the 1/2 way point if you‘re short on time.)
If you‘re still unclear where to start or how to identify your career goals, contact me today. I’m here to help, guide, and support you. You can email me at email@example.com and you’d like to get on my calendar, please request my calendar link!
Chandy Tucker Consulting exists to help job seekers, employees, and employers, navigate employment situations and workplace relationships. By working with CTC, you gain increased motivation, clarity, decision making confidence, and better fitting job opportunities.
We also aim to provide useful, thought-provoking fuel for your life choices so that you are well equipped to make better, conscious career choices that favor the outcome you want, and your work enhances your happiness, career trajectory, and overall quality of life.
You can start getting clear about what you want, and experience more joy, right now, and I’m here to help you! You don’t have figure this out alone. I‘ve helped hundreds of people obtain the career opportunities they want most, and I celebrate all of your small and big wins with you!
Either way, get started on a new path to career happiness today.