28 Sep How to Survive in a Competitive Career Market
As a career coach, I know that job searching in a competitive career market is a daunting process for most people. Competition is high, and your own fears and doubts can sometimes get in the way. Regardless of your talents or qualifications.
So I decided to put together this little list to help in those moments where you’re feeling some wavering confidence in terms of finding a job. No matter who you are or what type of job you are going after, these tips will help you to survive the competitive job market.
8 Tips To Help Your Survive A Competitive Career Market:
- Know your worth: Worthiness issues can block even the strongest of candidates. Knowing your worth is the key to getting what you deserve, and not settling for less. Believe that you deserve your dream job!
- Know what skills you can bring to the table: Knowing and marketing your strengths can be the key to locking in the job of your dreams. In an interview, you are essentially selling yourself, so it’s important to know what you’re good at and why.
- Have confidence that the right job is out there for you: When fear or frustration gets the best of us, it can be easy to convince ourselves that we’ll never find the job we really want, but that simply isn’t true. There’s plenty of fish in the sea. So be patient and trust that your perfect job not only exists but that it’s yours and you will be successful in getting it.
- Don’t let “it” get to you: Allow yourself the time to feel frustrated and then shift into a new gear and get going. The job search can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember to not take everything personally. There are many reasons you might not be chosen for the job and the reasons might not be what you think. Your attitude and demeanor will always shine through in an interview, so it’s important to keep your spirits up. Prioritize your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs throughout this process.
- Know what you want and don’t want: This piece right here is vitally important. Knowing what you don’t want is just as important as knowing what you do want. That certainty and conviction will help you in your job hunt, as you will come across as passionate and excited. If you don’t know what you want in a job, it will be very difficult to find what you’re looking for. Self-reflection and awareness of your needs and desires will allow you to find the right position more easily.
- Know and speak to what makes you special and why you stand out in the career market: How good are you at being your own cheerleader? If the answer is not great, that is a definite area of opportunity to help you in your job search. Knowing what really makes you special will help your potential future employers to know why you’re great as well.
- Seek help when you need it: Although it may feel like a lonely road, you don’t have to go it alone in your search. There are so many fabulous resources out there, from books to YouTube videos, and from seminars to career coaching services. The help you need is individual to you. So do some research to figure out what can give you a boost when you need it.
- Don’t give up: Perseverance is half the battle. Sometimes this process can make us truly uncomfortable right before we receive our big break. Don’t give up when you’re this close to changing your life and getting the job you will love.
Everyone deserves to make the most out of their career and life. With the right guidance and support, you can transition into the career you truly want!
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