Posts tagged "Stress"
Job Search Affirmations #2

Job Search Affirmations #2

Born from hard experience, these affirmations do two main things for job seekers: offer hope, confidence and comfort, helping you escape the anxiety and desperation that so often accompany job search guide you to actions you can take to be more effective in your job search I developed many of these for myself when I... ...Continue Reading
Finding That "Right Fit" Job:  Good News, Bad News

Finding That “Right Fit” Job: Good News, Bad News

The good news:  many job seekers, including my clients, get interviews for jobs.  The market is opening up a bit, and employers are replacing or adding to their staff. The bad news:  Many interviews don’t turn into job offers. Or is it really bad news? I think it’s GREAT news when interviews don’t turn into... ...Continue Reading
How to Succeed on a Phone Interview

How to Succeed on a Phone Interview

Phone interviews are the initial gate between you and your new job.  If you’ve gotten to that stage, you have the chance to market yourself and get to the next stage – an in-person interview. A reader of this blog reached out about her lack of success in making it past the phone interview: I... ...Continue Reading
If You Feel Stuck, Try Doing a Personal SWOT Analysis

If You Feel Stuck, Try Doing a Personal SWOT Analysis

Sometimes, job search can seem endless and sometimes people feel stuck – as though they keep doing the same thing over and over without the result they want.  What to do? While I firmly believe that if you are doing everything right in job search, it’s a question of “when,” not “if,” you land your... ...Continue Reading
Change Just One Thing...and See What Happens

Change Just One Thing…and See What Happens

I am talking with my coach about how changing just one thing can change everything, or at least improve things. It’s definitely applicable to anyone, as well as to all job seekers.  Here are the things we came up with: * Making your bed. If people are coming back to your home or apartment, there’s... ...Continue Reading
What FEAR Means to Me: Faithless Ego Anticipates Ruin

What FEAR Means to Me: Faithless Ego Anticipates Ruin

Stricken by fear a couple years ago, I sat and thought about exactly what it felt like to me. I knew of a few meanings for the acronym F.E.A.R.: False Evidence Appearing Real Face Everything And Recover F*** Everything And Run. While each captured an aspect of fear, none of them really identified what is... ...Continue Reading
The Number One Reason People Hate Their Jobs: Bad Bosses

The Number One Reason People Hate Their Jobs: Bad Bosses

I got this great infographic from LearnStuff.com that validates all you have thought about your crazy boss. Most people I coach have problems with their boss – that’s why they are dissatisfied with their current work. In fact, more and more people are interested in developing their own business, so they don’t have to work... ...Continue Reading

Succeed by Managing Stress When You Start Your New Job

A new Executive Director of a large NYC non-profit is completely swamped, and is not taking time for coaching – even though she knows it might help her.  Here’s what I reminded her about: “When you started in this position, you and those around you understandably felt like the problems now can finally be solved…and... ...Continue Reading

Venting

I am a big proponent of venting during your job search process. Venting is when you talk with someone trusted about all the obstacles, problems, fears, anxieties, anger, and frustration you feel and encounter every day and week. Venting is vital when you are under pressure – and a job search is definitely pressure-filled. Pressures... ...Continue Reading