As a career coach and professional CV writer, I always get contacted by people who want help with their job search when things are going wrong.
But why wait until something is going wrong? Why not get help before:
Well, I have an early Christmas present for you. So, buckle up and let the sleigh ride commence.
If you are struggling with anything in the list above and cannot seem to move forward getting that new career path, the first thing we need to do is identify the problem.
To illustrate what I am about to share, let’s talk buying a hot chocolate.
To buy a hot chocolate, you need to:
Note at no point in this transaction did you feel a failure if you did not achieve the end goal. If the shop did not sell the hot chocolate, you would simply repeat the process and go to another shop. Your confidence is not harmed – this is because you understand the process and it is not “personal’ if the shop says, “I’m sorry, we don’t sell hot chocolate!”
Now let’s apply this lesson to finding a job. It is a process. To get a job, you need to:
But this time, you do take the process personally and you do not feel confident enough to keep trying for other jobs if the recruiter says, “I’m sorry, another candidate better fits our needs.”
However, when you start to view it as a process two things happen. One, it becomes less personal – therefore confidence and self-belief are not harmed. Two, you can take control and evaluate which stage of the process is going wrong – and do something about it.
Yes? The problem is not likely to be at the application stage. Move on to the next question.
No? If you are sending out your CV to job after job and just not getting invited to the interview stage, the problem is likely to be at the application stage of the process. So,
Yes? The problem is likely to be at the recruitment stage – either you are applying to the wrong fit jobs, are missing or not selling your skills that the job requires, or you need to improve interview techniques. So,
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