What if finding a job was related more to your mindset than your skillset? What if all it takes to be successful at your job hunt is to change your point of view? By changing the way you approach the job market mentally, you can change the outcome of your job search. Here’s how:
1. Erasing Negativity
When is the last time you checked the unemployment rate? When’s the last time you read an article about the bleak state of the economy? Sometimes we let a negative report linger in our minds in order to talk us out of our own ambitions. It’s imperative to erase negativity in places where you’re believing for a positive outcome! There is no need to check unemployment rates or economic forecasts. Come from a place of ‘yes’ and you will succeed!
2. What Will You Do?
Most people know what they won’t do… but what will you do? Have you found yourself saying “I’ll never…” or “I won’t…” more often than usual? The irony is that the things you say you won’t do seem to be the things that you often come across. Stop saying what you won’t do, and narrow down exactly what you will do. Knowing exactly what you want will allow those things to appear in your life.
3. See Your Experience In It’s Totality
Have you omitted things from your resume that had a bad outcome? Put them back on your resume, with a positive spin. Do you know that business that you tried to start but couldn’t get off the ground? That experience shows your management experience, your connections with possible clients, and your ability to manage projects. These are all things that could help you land a gig. Pull out the positives from your previously negative situations, and use them to help you land a job.
4. Attack Your Day!
Nothing is more depressing than constantly hearing ‘no’… or hearing nothing at all. But each day is a new day. You have to shake it off and attack each day like it’s a new day! Wake up, say your mantras, send out your resumes, make your follow-up calls. Treat looking for a job like a job itself.
It is all in your mentality! Change the way you think… and look forward to new job prospects in 2013.