Emotions are the most tricky thing. They can even prevent someone from applying in the first place! I'm going to talk to you here about a couple of ways that you can avoid the emotional “ups and downs” of the job hunt, or avoid losing control of your emotions and going into a deep depression.
There have been many times in my job where I have been depressed and just wanted the job search to be over. But, I've also had times where I've been really thrilled with my job hunt and, you know, that's when you get the interview, it's when you get the offer.
I want to talk to you about how to manage this whole process because I've seen it, I've just seen it so many times, and ultimately, it comes down to these three things:
Applying and then just waiting to hear back it’s the extent of most people's job hunt process. Start seeing your job hunt as a process that YOU bring...
Losing my job as an executive, I had to job hunt again. Yes, frustrating and often depressing, and yet it brought an amazing insight: experienced professionals don’t know how to job hunt.
That was me, but that was also every other ex-CEO, ex-CFO, ex-CMO in my group job coaching training for executives.
The confusion about the job hunt extends beyond individuals. Entire companies are unsure how to find talent and when they do, it doesn’t stay long.
Wondering how unsure companies are? Just look at the extensive processes attached to each job post, and the grinder they run you through when you apply online.
Meanwhile, it was the chap who got to know the hiring manager a bit better than you did with not quite your skills that got the job.
Does that convince you that things are a bit mixed up?
Now, you could throw up your hands in frustration, or you could see this chaos as your opportunity.
Since people hire people, not your legal status or your GPA. It’s important to...