How about starting your week with a bang! Or maybe just a good old shake, rattle and roll!
Shake off your past
Let go! Put behind you all of your feelings of frustration, disappointment, rejection or anger. This is a new week with new opportunities. Start fresh. Today you aren’t allowed to say any of these things “I’ve tried this before”, “no one responded”, “I don’t”, “I can’t”, “But…”
Rattle Some Cages
Be daring. Be courageous. Take calculated risks! And remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. How can you step out of your comfort zone today and this week. What kind of follow up will you do that will make you memorable? What new kind of cover letter, follow up email or thank you letter can you use to differentiate yourself? Reach out again to someone you didn’t hear back from. Always be polite and respectful, but come on, rattle some cages! Show them what you’ve really got!
Roll with the Punches
Flexibility. Resiliency. Spontaneity. Improvisation. Instead of letting your emotions get the best of you, let it roll. Learning to adapt to change can be more difficult for some than others. Maybe this is the time for you to think about taking a temporary or contract assignment, just because.
If you could control any of these situations, wouldn’t you feel better about making the change? Instead of responding to your situation, proactively attack it!
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.