Job search (and your career) is a marathon, which requires you have the mental and physical stamina to endure over a long period of time.
I’ve always said that job search requires a different set of skills, many of which you haven’t needed to use before. But even more important is having the right mental fortitude.
In this week’s roundup, I’m sharing articles to help you build skills and mental strength to reach your career goals!
by J.T. O’Donnell | Inc
I love J.T.’s closing paragraph. I think it will help you see the importance of the article and learning how to embrace the changing work environment.
Studies by CAREEREALISM show that 88 percent of professionals feel unsatisfied with their career success. While you may not have a severe case of any of the mentalities above, even possessing one of them to a small extent can hurt your ability to move forward.
by Lee LeFever
If you struggle to answer the question “what do you do” then please, read this article! I shared the link to Lee’s “Explainer Academy” newsletter this week in which he re-told the story of how to explain your job so anyone can understand what you do. It’s so important to be able to describe your work so people understand and remember. Businesses face this same issue and that is why he built his company, Common Craft.
by Paul Strebe | Work It Daily (formerly known as CAREEREALISM)
Whether you are actively job seeking or just burnt out by your job, it helps to rejuvenate your mind and body. This post has ideas on ways you can re-energize yourself.
SOCIAL JOB SEARCH
by Vera Marie Reed | Career Pivot
I love useful infographics! This one is filled with tips on how to improve your digital job hunting skills- from using social media to how to do a great video interview.
by Donna Serdula | LinkedIn Pulse
If you are perplexed by how to get your phone to ring, then this will help. These expert tips will help amp up your understanding and use of LinkedIn.