Being a Resilient Jobseeker in Uncertain Times

career change emotional intelligence video - tips Mar 11, 2020

Video Transcript:

Hi, this is Shannon Houde of Walk of Life Coaching.

I'm responding to some questions I've been getting from my students and clients about how to be a jobseeker in these uncertain times. This is not an easy time for any of us, especially if you are unemployed and or starting to look for a new role.

Now, we don't know yet what this is all going to mean in terms of the economy, and the fallout in terms of unemployment and job hiring rates. So what I would say is continue as normal.

There's only so much that we control. What we do control is our own process and our own ability to keep going our resilience in the jobseeker process. So you're going to probably see a reduction in roles in the market, you might see a slower pace of hiring. But you can't control that.

So let's focus on what you can control, which is getting your resumes and your networking and your LinkedIn profiles and all your tools ready to go. So that when you do see that role, you will be ready to be competitive and be at the top of the pile.

The other thing I would suggest is to do a visualisation, which means basically just sitting still, for two to three minutes with your eyes closed, where you've this really physically viscerally feel yourself visualising where you want to be next, so that you can start to send out those thought patterns to the world and into your energy space. So that you can start to really see and train your brain to see the positive results of your job search. And this will help you not only in terms of your own mental well being and mental health, but it's been proven as well through neuroscience that we can retrain our brains to be more positive.

So if you can focus on what you do control, do a visualisation and try to send out those positive thoughts to the world in spite of these uncertain times.

Good luck and let me know if you need any help.

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