Making it Through a Job Search Unscathed

Making it Through a Job Search Unscathed

…okay, maybe I overstated a bit in the heading. Disappointment, rejection, and frustration are part of the deal when it comes to job searching.

Here’s what is optional during a job search: _Beating. Yourself. Up. _

Making that rejection notice…that non-response…mean something about you as a human being. As an employee. As a valuable contributor to the world.

Here’s the question I want you to ask yourself about any thought that comes up for you during your job search:

How does this thought feel when I think it?

How do I feel when I think “I’m too old to get a job.”

How do I feel when I think “I’m not going to get a job without a bachelor’s degree.”

How do I feel when I think “I bombed that interview.”

Conversely, practice these thoughts:

“I still have 10 or more good years to contribute to a company, and the right company will value my wisdom and experience.”

“I have skills and experiences any company would benefit from.”

“I learned a lot from that interview, and I will do much better the next time.”

My coach says we’re all delusional, so it only makes sense to be delusional in a way that serves you.

In a way that feels good.

Repeat after me:

“I will be an amazing addition to the right company.”

“I will go through as many rejections as necessary to get to my dream job.”

“I am a fantastic employee.”

Now go out there and get rejected. Get ignored. Lather, rinse, repeat.

And keep telling yourself how amazing you are.

Because you are amazing.

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