Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
A Strange New World
A Strange New World (P. Kane) is here and yes it goes beyond the pandemic:
The 4th industrial revolution put many in a mad panic worried that their jobs will be taken over by the robots. These anxious thoughts remain for many.
The pandemic of 2019 quickly changed your life in 2020. Who knew?
The pandemic is clearly not over and the pandemic effects of social distancing and wearing a mask are unmistakably visible everywhere you go.
The Great Resignation started in the summer of 2021 and it is still ongoing. Many who did not choose to resign are challenging it, calling it the great termination. Regardless of what you decide to call it, it is being seen by many as an opportunity for a mindset shift, causing them to question their own desires and priorities.
Age of UNCERTAINTY
UNCERTAINTY is the word going through everyone’s mind today. I find myself using the phrase ‘wait and see’ a lot more often than I used to in the past.
Yet, despite of all the above, you find yourself looking for a job.
What can you do? In the words of the famous Einstein...You just have to “keep moving”.
Take Care of Yourself
In this age of uncertainty self-care is very important. Whatever transitional situation you are in, your focus should be on your mental health. These are tough times and you must strive to remain positive.
If you are not sure how to stay motivated, read my blog, “Stressed? Go on! Start with the first big inhale”. Readers tell me it helps.
Moving forward is the most common and paramount advice. As long as you are moving, no matter how slow, you will not fall into the “I am feeling stuck” mode. Think of it as staying productively busy!
This mental state of being constructively engaged in your job search will help you reach your goal of finding a job.
Here are some suggestions for you to reflect on and be productively active in search of employment:
These questions are meant to increase your personal awareness.
Can you think of other questions that are relevant to your particular situation?
Write them down and explore the answers.
Your responses clarify the type of job you are seeking. They lead you to customize your resume and produce creative cover letters that describe who you truly are. They provide the key to your interview preparation.
More importantly, they build self-awareness so that you can move confidently knowing who you are and what you are pursuing.
NOW is the time to move. Do not wait too long! Your opportunity is waiting for you.
All you have to do is reach out and grab it promptly.
Dr. Hoda Kilani is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). As a Career Literacy Coach, she works with clients in private practice, event facilitation, and conference presentations.
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