Finding work is hard work, yet the process can be exciting and exhilarating, filled with experiences that are ultimately valuable in a job. Building a rewarding career is not an easy chore, but if you maintain a sense of humor, you can lighten the load and see the fun, too.
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The aim of this guide is to help you present yourself as a product, a unique item being launched into the work marketplace.
Looking for a job or new career is difficult work, a full-time job. There are lots of things to do when you're trying to find that ideal job or next work opportunity. Remember not to get too overwhelmed by the enormity of the project. It might be better to break things down into steps that are more easily manageable. Landing a position in today's job market is not a slam-dunk, make-one-phone-call, start-on-Monday proposition. It's tough out there because there's a lot of competition. Your search requires handling everything from a disciplined routine and follow-through plan to making solid decisions and choosing what is best for you and your situation.
Exuding confidence is a challenge at times when you just don't feel up to par. Remember that everyone who's hiring wants someone who's eager for the job, or at least appears to be. You'll need to smile like a beauty queen at times. So stay positive.
There are lots of opportunities, and sometimes the presence of many choices makes it harder rather than easier. You are the only one who can take responsibly for your product and your positioning, despite the fact that very few people are born knowing what their careers will be and how they will plan for them.
Trust the process, and trust yourself. When a job goes away, you have to redefine what you can control and what you can't. And you need to reconnect to your values and your personality. When you're not satisfied with what you're doing, a little voice inside tells you to look for more. Job loss often gives you the push for a change you were mulling over anyway but not quite ready to try.
What you gain from the unemployment experience prepares you for the next important job in your life. And the next opportunity you win can be even better and more rewarding.
You're in charge of this process, and you're the person ultimately responsible for its outcome. Certainly, you can use consultants to help you in all phases of this marketing project, but you make the ultimate decisions. A job loss may have been beyond your control. Put yourself back in the driver's seat. There is very little in life you have to do, really. Choice is what makes the search for a new position and/or career both colorful and commanding. Think of everything in your life and your work as a choice — activities you choose to do, not must do. It can be a liberating experience.