Don’t Just Search for a Job… Choose Your Own Adventure!
Whether you need to find a job tomorrow (or yesterday!), or you’re spending far too much time browsing social media sites or simply staring at your computer screen wondering what to concentrate on when researching job and career options or how to get into a new profession or start a business, then you need to get focused.
And, when we’re having difficulties getting focused, there’s usually something holding us back…
Maybe you’re new to the job search process, or it’s just been a while, and you lack information about how to proceed and use today’s tools in a time- and cost-efficient manner.
You may feel unqualified or uncertain about the qualifications you need to apply for certain positions.
Or, perhaps despite your qualifications and previous experience, you’re concerned about one or more gaps or some other issues in your work history or a less-than-pleasant ending at a previous position.
And then there are those whom I’ve helped who had difficulties with the job search and application process not because of the process itself, but because they feared what came next… They were afraid of the interviews and the possibilities of being rejected for one reason or another.
If you’re stuck because of anxiety or fear or you some limiting belief is holding you back, whether or not you’re consciously aware of it, then no amount of job search strategies, tactics or tips will help…
In fact, one of the reasons I started Career Therapy is to bring my years of experience in my counseling and psychotherapy practice – in which I help people overcome social anxiety, fears, and the limiting beliefs that hold them back – to all of those who are looking to find or create a career they love and is truly rewarding!
Any of the things mentioned above can keep you from moving forward and doing the job, career, or business research you need to do in a focused and effective manner…
And any of these things can turn what can be an adventurous process filled with exciting possibilities into an arduous and unpleasant series of tasks.
What Do You Want to Achieve?
When it comes to researching jobs, careers, and business opportunities, the key to having fun and being successful is to be crystal clear about what it is you want to achieve and then remain focused and open-minded when researching your options. If you can do both of those things, you can turn any mundane research into an adventure!
So, whether you’re unsure of what to search for or where, or you’re afraid of being rejected, I can help you overcome any emotional or logistical obstacles you’re facing, including helping you:
- Clarify your short- and long-term goals;
- Create a step-by-step job search or research plan;
- Cultivate and nurture networking opportunities;
- Use social media and other job search and research tools in a time- and cost-efficient manner;
- Prepare a stellar resume that communicates your unique value and experience;
- Role play various interview and salary negotiation situations so you can confidently communicate about yourself and your experience with others; and
- Cope with and overcome any anxieties, fears, or perfectionist tendencies you may have, regardless of whether those issues revolve around networking, interviewing, negotiating salaries, or being rejected).
Once you have a plan and have learned to cope with any emotional issues you may be struggling with or pushing to the back of your consciousness, you’ll find that you can not only navigate the job market with confidence, but also actually have fun doing it!
Ready to Get Started?
I’ve been helping people create job search strategies, research professions, careers, industries, business opportunities, and the job search market for the better part of the past three decades, both in my work supervising career counselors at John F. Kennedy University’s Career Center and San Francisco State University’s Career Counseling and Development Center, as well as in my career counseling and career coaching practice in the San Francisco Bay.
I know how overwhelming the process can be…
We may live in the information age, but that doesn’t mean the information you need is always easy to find. And the information you do find may even be contradictory.
When we feel overwhelmed, we tend to freeze up. But, procrastinating and not taking action doesn’t help us overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed… and it certainly doesn’t help us find or create the career we desire!
I can help you identify what to research and where to locate the resources you need to achieve your goals… And, I can help you overcome any emotional or logistical obstacles you run across along the way. I’ve helped countless others do just that, and I know I can help you, too.
Are you ready to feel confident and empowered and even have fun while doing the research you need to create the professional life you desire?
Remember, you don’t have to navigate career questions and transitions alone.
If you have any questions about how I can help you start researching your future or you’re ready to dive in, overcome any hurdles you’re facing, turn your research into an adventure, and find or create the professional success you desire, contact me today at (510) 486-1188 or schedule a free initial phone consultation, today. I look forward to speaking with you.