Staying Positive While Looking For a Job
Maybe you’re actively looking for a new position and feeling a bit down and out, maybe you’ve been to a lot of interviews with no luck and you’re starting to wonder why this keeps happening, OR what you’re doing wrong or what’s wrong with you.
OR if you’re in a bad place right now because you know you could be doing a lot better than you are, then I have some lessons I wanted to share that I really think will help you.
In this post, you’re going to learn:
- You are not your circumstance.
- You are where your attention is.
- What got you here won’t get you there.
1. You are not your circumstance.
➢ You’re not where you are at in your life right now.
Who you are is much more than your circumstance. Who you are is someone who can get out of that circumstance. Have you ever fallen down before? Did you get back up?
➢ You are not defined by where you are right now in your life or the fact that right now things aren’t going as you’d hoped.
You are someone who can get out of that situation – you are not your situation.
2. You are where your attention is.
Most people, when they find themselves in a place where things are not going how they’d want, can’t help but focus on what’s wrong, on what is NOT happening, what’s NOT working, and that’s a big mistake. Not only does it make you feel crappy, but it doesn’t help you get to where you actually want to go, and when you focus on what you don’t want, it ends up getting you more of what you don’t want.
➢ Consider this: “What’s wrong is always going to be available, but so is what’s right!”
➢ Instead, focus your mind on things that are going to move you forward, and on what you want to happen.
Imagine yourself in the new job, excited to go to it. Picture yourself in a great office environment. Go to that place, instead of going to what’s wrong and what’s not working for you. Find things that you are grateful for now – that will attract more to you that you want.
3. What got you here won’t get you there.
➢ In other words, what are you missing?
What are your next steps? You’re not going to give up. You’re here looking for posts to help you stay motivated, which is great.
➢ But did you know there is an exact science to getting the job you want?
There is a proven system that when you take action on it, job offers start to happen. I have a free training to get you started, so feel free to sign up for that now. I’ve heard feedback from many people who have gone through the training that it’s made them feel a lot more confident and inspired, and they’re feeling much more optimistic now than they did before the training. The reason is that it gives you a new way to look at your situation and explains why what you’ve been doing up until now hasn’t worked for you so far.
And there you have it: A few ways that you can lift yourself up if you’re in a lower place right now.
Remember answering questions is one thing, but there is a lot more to interviewing than just answering the questions.
In fact, if all you do is answer the questions alone, you’ve already lost at the interview.
There is a whole interview strategy at play, and if you’d like to learn more, you can get started with me by clicking the link below to grab my free guide:
What you’ll get inside the guide:
Top-ten examples of stories that have proven to be impressive interview answers
The S.A.R.I. formula breakdown of how to answer these questions
The step-by-step of why it works
Fill-in-the-blank templates for each question so, you’ll be able to fill in the blanks and get going!
Now you’ll need to come up with your own stories! (You can steal the ones in the guide if they apply to you though too, I don’t mind)
If you are still getting stuck because you can’t think of your own stories…
I’ve included 25 questions that you can ask yourself to come up with your stories much quicker!
You’ll get all this in a beautifully designed workbook prepared specifically for you to prepare for your interviews.
By the end of working through this guide, you’ll be feeling confident and ready for any situational interview that comes your way!
Here is some feedback I’ve gotten from this guide, and I get new emails like this every day, and they NEVER get old!
Do you know one person who could benefit from the information in this post? If so, do your friend a favour and share this info with him/her.
And remember, the current system isn’t perfect, but you can outsmart it. I’m here to prove to you that you do have what it takes.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next week here in my digital corner of the world.
I’ve got your back
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