If you’re like most job seekers, you might be thinking you’re cool as a cucumber.
The truth is that job search is full of rejection.
Are you strong enough, right now, to deal with that kind of rejection?
COVID-19, homeschooling, an abrupt change to our quality of life – even going for a walk in our neighbourhood has changed.
RIGHT NOW is the time to process what’s happening.
Cry, scream, punch a pillow, wallow in self-pity for a few days – do whatever you need to do, then pick yourself up and begin to move forward.
Identify healthy habits that help you process compounding negative impacts on your life.
- Take a deep breath
- Read a book
- Soak in a bath
- Talk to a friend
- Go for a walk, hike or run
- And if you need a little more help, call a counsellor (link below)
If you go into a job search feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable, the slightest lack of response, or negative feedback might easily knock you down. Build your resilience NOW so when it’s time to look for work, you’re feeling strong and confident – ready to take on the world! It’s time to mentally prepare for your job search. What’s your favourite tip?
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About The Author
Maureen McCann is an award-winning career coach, master resume writer, and master certified interview, employment, and career strategist whose clients include C-level executives, managers, and professionals in all industries including the Canadian banking, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, and government sectors.