When things happen that leave us without a job and with very few resources, we can understand a bit of a panic can sometimes course through your veins. Of course, you are expected to be on high alert with concern. Intense emotions are also quite understandable. However, panic and fear must be channeled to help you to maximize your job search in a most productive way. First of all, let's recommend a yoga class where you can start to experience the relaxing feelings associated with deep breathing, stretching and an intentional focus on calming down. Next, let's encourage a bit of a dream state for a little while. When you were working and were too busy to do anything else but work, what did you say about your ideal life? It went something like this, "I wish that I had a chance to do this type of work?" or I'd really enjoy changing my focus and doing this." As you re-charge, take action and hover over your fears about not having a job, let's recommend 3 tips to help when you feel scared about not having a job:
- Tip #1 - Visualize your new life. The most powerful tool that we all is in our brains. We have the ability to change the direction of our minds by thinking differently. Calm your fears, relax and dream about what you'd like to do. Dr. Lynn Joseph offers us so many wonderful strategies to help keep your dreams alive and your fears at bay. Let me ask you to click here for a copy of her latest empowerment tool. Tip #1 is to read!
- Tip #2 - Get out of your house and off of your computer and go to that old building near downtown off the beaten path, called the library. I know, I know, I know. Many of you haven't visited that structure since college. But guess what helps ease your fears about job search? Moving your physical body. And many times, there are very good resources in the reference areas of libraries that are not available without paying a fee for the average user. Go to the reference area of the library and ask for an overview of their career resources. They may offer log in information for very useful database searches that will really help you locate a few of your ideal job information, ideal company information as well as ideal trainings. Let me ask you to click here for a listing of your city or state's local public library. Tip #2 Get out of the house and go to the library!
- Tip #3 - While you are easing your fears, do something right now that you can use as a resume builder. Don't plan on job searching for life. Plan on adding something productive that you can use to enhance your professional image and professional resume. Employers want to see that you are a problem solver, a strategic planner and a benefit to the profession, not just a benefit when you are being paid. So take a class, volunteer, educate yourself, do something tangible. You may want to even create a program, plan of action based on your subject matter expertise. Try starting a blog or creating you tube content. Tip #3 Do something productive!
Whatsoever you do, make it worthwhile. Understand that no expects you to be laughing off of the ceiling during a time of job loss. No one expects you to necessarily have a crisis. You are encouraged to dream, form a strategy, plan, work, move, relax, and continue to contribute to your industry. After all, this is a professional area that you have selected to enhance your passion, right? Plan to do something RIGHT NOW that you can use as a resume builder. Employers do not accept “job searching” as an acceptable activity for two and a half years. Educate yourself, volunteer, do SOMETHING productive that you can add to your resume and account for the time that you were between paid jobs.
Most of all, if you don't know which way to go, call us at Let Me Write It For You to assist.