During your job search, you may have felt that you lack direction. No one called you for an interview and the prospects of advancing in your current job seemed bleak.
I’ve been there more times than I care to count.
Fortunately, there’s hope!
In my own job search, I started to get calls from recruiters and hiring managers after I got crystal clear on my career goals. I learned how to do this by planning out my career.
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At that time, I wanted to transition from being an engineer to a manager, heading towards the executive leadership track.
One day on Netflix, I watched I am Not Your Guru by Tony Robbins. There’s a quote from the documentary that I’ll never forget. He said, “stay in your head, you’re dead.”
What does this mean? Have you ever had a really good idea and thought, “I’ll remember that”… just to find yourself twenty minutes later, racking your brain to remember that great idea?
That’s what this quote is about, writing things down so you don’t have to try to remember them later. Using this strategy, while planning your career, will provide a document you can refer to often.
Before this exercise, everything I wanted to do in my career seemed like a dream. But I stuck to my plan in pursuit of new job and things started to change. I began to get interviews at top companies such as: Amazon, Apple, Boeing and Northrop Grumman.
Some of those interviews resulted in multiple job offers!
When you follow this exercise, something in your psyche will make a monumental shift. By writing your career goals down, you’ll start to visualize what it’s like to achieve your goals.
You’ll start giving yourself permission. You’ll apply to jobs you once thought were out of your reach. No need to wait for someone to give you the green light because you’ve given it to yourself.
This happened for me and I believe it can happen for you too.
Start planning your career today. Hiring managers will be more interested in talking to the applicants who know what they want and not someone who obviously casted a wide net hoping to catch something. 🙂
What can you do to get your job search back on track? How can you uncover your career goals?
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