Guest post by Josef Stetter
The global recession of 2008 affected many individuals around the world. This is NOT the first recession nor will it be the last!
The economy is and always has been cyclical. Many people lost their jobs and their hope of finding work in their field. Competition has become stiffer and employers are more selective. The fact is, companies are still open for business and are always looking to make more money. There are jobs out there even in a recession.
The KEY is to Stand out in everything you do. This blog-post is not about teaching you more of what you know. It’s about ensuring you know how to stand out above the competition; by using proven tools and techniques that will get you noticed in any industry for any job.
It’s about tweaking and refining your approach to finding the perfect job for you!
“Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” ~H. Jackson Browne.
This is not theory it is tools and a proven system that works! You have nothing to lose and many other things you have tried have not been effective…so strap yourself in and get ready to learn laugh and find the job you love!
Many qualified and capable individuals have found themselves scrambling to find any job they can; willing to settle for anything just to make ends meet. After a few negative experiences many start having fears and doubts, so much so that they lose sight of who they are!
How does this affect us?
Do we start playing it safe and safer and safer in order to avoid getting hurt ?
Do we give up our dreams and our passions? Do we throw out our laughter, our joy and our self expression?
If you are like me, you have at times, as the bills pile up and the confidence in your abilities diminishes. You may get stuck in a vicious circle of failure and disappointment and forget why you were good at what you did.
Having a unique resume, being able to wow your interviewer, looking for work in the right places and focusing your energy will only result in success!…
Regain your confidence
For most people, they feel completely drained and uninspired when their job search has elapsed a certain period of time.
Do you know them? Have you been one?
Do you feel completely stopped in one or several areas of your life for days, weeks, months and even years! Want to know how to get out of being unstuck of this disastrous draining wheel of life?
Regain your confidence. Bring back the passion for the work. Take a leap of faith that being different will pay off big as you will land a position that is better than you could have imagined.
So why don’t more people take this leap of faith, why do we keep making the same mistakes?
Why do we all have the same cookie cutter resume, answer most interview questions with the same text book answers and email blast our resume everywhere? What do you think happens?
Life happens, life gets in the way of living and we get stuck on the wheel of life. Most people have heard of the 80-20 rule but don’t really understand it. It’s simple; the majority of unemployed individuals are looking at 20% of the jobs and then throw their hands up in the air in frustration as they feel can’t find anything.
By adding flavor and personality you will have confidence and you will get noticed!
Follow your dreams
We get stuck in routines and responsibilities that prevent us from fulfilling our dreams. We play it safe, instead of taking a leap of faith and truly believing in our talents and abilities.
We spend hours online looking for a job instead of pounding the pavement and going to talk to people. We settle for less than what we are destined to do.
How different would your life look like if you took the leap of faith and just followed your dreams?
Just imagine how happy you would be doing what you love and making a living at it. We live in a world where innovation and creativity are the key components of implementing change and redefining the existing business model.
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs
Following your dreams should especially hold true for what you do for a living, as you spend a majority of your life doing it. You need to show that you have value to offer, that you bring something to the table that no one else can offer.
Oprah Winfrey said: “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it”.
This blog-post and my book Congratulations you’re hired: it was easier than you thought will bring to light just what an important role you play in getting work done efficiently and effectively in order to help a company grow and increase overall profits.
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual.
Remember: “Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career”! Earl Nightingale