Most people look for a job because of financial responsibility. Money is needed to pay the rent, buy groceries, and pay the bills. This is true in everyone’s life, but where does it say that you have to work just to earn money. You should enjoy what you do in your job. You should do what you do best. That is why you make a plan on how to look for employment.
The planning stages of looking for employment can be cumbersome, but they can also be challenging. Put your best foot forward and let’s start this journey with some of the most important things you need to do to create a better life for you and your family.
First of all, know that you are capable of anything! Get it straight in your mind and your body will follow. Your body will react to whatever is in your mind. Fill your mind with thoughts that are positive, confident, fulfilling and absolutely winning. The mind can do some pretty miraculous things. It can take you to new heights that you may not have thought possible. Believe in yourself and others will do the same.
The task of finding, getting, and keeping a job does not have to puzzle you anymore. The task is to take the mystery out of looking for and finding a job that will keep you in happy employment. Let’s start with talking about you! In order to find that perfect job, you need to be aware of what it is that is going to make you happy. Sometimes, it’ s just a location or a title or even a certain boss or company. What is it that you want to do? What is it that you do best? These are questions you must ask yourself prior to finding that job. In getting a job that makes you happy, you will find a job worth keeping.
When a group of people was asked why, in their opinion, they had lived such long lives the response was not, “I didn’t smoke” or “I didn’t drink.” Instead, they agreed that they had been happy in their employment. They were doing what they liked to do. The real key to finding, getting and keeping a good job is to find the job that is most suited to your skills, abilities and personality. Find the things that you do best and turn your job search in that direction. Make a list of everything you like to do and a list of what you need to make to fulfill your financial obligations. These two lists are going to be your guides to helping you plan your strategies.
Don’t give up if you don’t find what you are looking for right away. Be prepared to give yourself a little time. Be prepared to stair-step your way to that ideal job. Know that you have the stamina to keep going and keep looking and keep asking. This is the time to turn to everyone you know and ask them if they know of any employment that is suited for you.
As most people start their job search, they feel that they are at the mercy of the employer doing the interviewing. The real fact of the matter is that you are interviewing them at the same time that they are interviewing you. You are choosing the job, the job is not choosing you!
With that in mind, let’s talk next month about what you are bringing to the job search. △