Virtual Job Club Day 19: Are YOU Holding Yourself Back?
When I read posts from the last 18 days that say things like, “I don’t want to volunteer, I just want a job,” it makes me think that someone doesn’t get it. While on the surface, of course you have no desire to work for free when you’re in need of a paycheck, it’s a shortsighted take on the job search process.
More importantly, it’s indicative of a negativity that influences — and harms — your path to employment. There are too many YES, BUTs going on. Too many I CAN’TS and I WON’Ts. And when you always knock every piece of advice because you’re sure it won’t work, you’re sentencing yourself to prolonged unemployment.
Snap out of it…starting here. Let’s be honest: tell us the three things below that you know you’re negative about or three things that you’re convinced simply won’t work so you’ve completely stopped trying.
And then read other people’s posts — and force yourself to give opposing advice…advice that moves from negative territory to positive space.
I want you to challenge yourself to revisit the tactics that you’ve long-ignored. Fresh start come Monday, right?