Job search is a full time job and requires discipline, project management skills, thick-skin, perseverance, marketing skills and so much more. You have heard this all before. Yet, how many are really accepting this? How many are learning to master the skills mentioned? A lot of you are, but most are not. The easiest thing to do is to take the path of least resistance- continue doing what we're doing and cross your fingers.
I am reminded each and every day how difficult it is. I also am seeing people succeed in securing employment each and every day, so I know it is possible to overcome these challenges.
Last night, I dreamt I was walking with two friends along a country road. I was still in my work clothes and 2-inch heels. (I don't often wear heels because I am a klutz). In this dream, I was walking along side my friends as if I had my sneakers on, keeping up with their pace and not thinking about how odd it was that I was in heels. One of my friends asked me if my feet hurt from walking so far in heels. I replied "No, this is actually the second walk today in these things, and my feet feel fine".
What does this dream have to do with what you're going through? How does it relate to looking for work? What I am trying to say is that our perception of our situation can sometimes make all the difference. If you don't think something is bad, difficult, uncommon, stressful, terrible, unbearable, then it isn't. It doesn't mean you necessarily like it, just stop thinking about how bad job search is. You can do it. You will get a job. Just do it!
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.