I don’t have a degree.
I have a degree and no experience.
I have too many degrees.
I don’t want to “be” what “I am” anymore.
I am too old.
No one will hire me because I am young and inexperienced.
I have no motivation.
Job search is so complicated.
Looking for a job is too much work.
I don’t know what to do.
I am stuck in a dead-end job.
I feel down and discouraged...nothing seems to be working.
I have never had to look for a job, until now.
I have taken career assessments and am now more confused than ever.
I am frustrated (overwhelmed, disgusted, tired, irritated, annoyed).
I have been out of work for a long time.
I have no idea how to look for a job.
I make too much money to quit / to do something else.
I am afraid to start over.
My online presence is problematic.
I do not like social media and everyone keeps asking me about it.
I have this “thing” about failure and it holds me back.
I have no idea how to write a résumé
I have been a stay-at-home mom/dad for quite a while.
I hate talking about myself.
I am not competitive and I don’t know how to compete in this market.
I have always worked for myself – will that be a problem?
I am too embarrassed to look for a job after getting fired.
What will people think of me when I don’t have a job?
Today is a NEW day!
A new day to start again.
A new day to spend as you choose.
A new tomorrow to create.
A new tomorrow that wants you to hurry up and get there!
And yesterday – over. Done. Past. Passed. Somewhere back there. Behind you.
Yesterday; watching you – waiting to see what you will do with this day.
Wondering what you will do with your gifts, talents, abilities and knowledge.
Yesterday. Lessons already learned.
Things already achieved.
So, what’s next for you?
What are you doing, thinking, dreaming, planning, and hoping?
Starting today, do something different if you are in job search mode. Here’s one thing you might try and see if it in any way helps you move forward. On a piece of paper, write in one sentence the main thing that you think is getting in the way of finding new employment. After you have written the one-liner, beneath it write five “TODAY I WILL” statements to help manage the conflict, problem, issue, challenge, or concern. (Doesn’t matter what you call it – what matters is HOW and WHAT you do to manage it.)
HERE IS MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE (PROBLEM/CONCERN/ISSUE/CONFLICT/DEAL):
1. Today I will………………..
2. Today I will…………………
3. Today I will…………………
4. Today I will…………………
5. Today I will………….......
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?