Frustrated with sending out your CV and hearing nothing back? Losing patience with recruiters who take a lot of your time, but give very little away?
The last year has been exceptionally tough for so many of us. Jobs lost, hours cut, careers put on hold without warning. For a lot of us, there’s no time to lose in finding a new source of stable income.
Tiptoeing around the issues isn’t going to land you a new job. So I’m going to be honest and direct.
Your hard work is what’s going to land you that role. Sorry to burst the bubble, but in this game, there are no magic quick-fix money-makers.
Ready to get serious about getting employed? Learning to avoid these all-too-common mistakes is a solid step 1.
Mistake 1: Thinking it’s a recruiter’s job to find you work
I’m a recruiter turned career coach, so I’ve seen both sides of the fence.
I can tell you, hand on heart, what so many people don’t...
A client of mine told me something recently, that was hard for him to admit.
“I don’t think it’s as simple as me looking for my next job — I think I’m facing a career crisis, and I’m finding it really confronting!”
Honestly, I understood what he meant.
I’ve been there myself, and I’ve coached hundreds of others in a similar boat.
If those words hit home with you, know that it’s okay.
Not only is it perfectly normal to arrive at a moment in your career where you feel like you’ve reached a crisis point, but…
… it can actually be a good thing!
A crisis point is a difficult or dangerous time, but it’s also a time when a solution is needed.
Knowing you’ve hit a crisis point forces you to find that solution — a solution you might have been putting off trying to find for weeks, months, or even YEARS.
Because once you’re in crisis mode, you don’t have a choice.
The coronavirus is spreading across the world — and so is a sense of uncertainty. Living in Italy, I’ve definitely felt that over the past few weeks, but I’m trying to stay positive knowing that if we all do our bit now, this whole thing will pass so much sooner.
But what does the pandemic mean for your career?
If you were job hunting or preparing for a career move or change before the outbreak, you might be wondering if you should continue or put it on hold for now.
Here’s what I know: In uncertain times, companies are more hesitant to hire and the market is likely going to slow down, no matter what industry you’re in. But you shouldn’t pause your career dreams and goals.
While this pandemic may be unprecedented, the world has gone through market slowdowns before. And what happens? We bounce back — often bigger and stronger than before.
So, let’s look at this downtime as an opportunity to get really clear on what you want, and put...