Always remember that a career in motion stays in motion. An important aspect of your search is going to be reinforcement. In order to achieve the results you’re looking for, you must be persistent.You don’t have to spend endless nights researching, networking and applying until 4 in the morning, however you should spend time figuring out how to make at least one move each day that will get you closer to your goal. Stay active and get what you want sooner!
- Focus on what’s working (and do more of that!)
We as humans have a tendency to focus on the bad! One embarrassing slip up on a phone call, one less-than perfect interview, and one rejected application can feel like the end of the world! Switching careers can put us in a vulnerable situation sometimes, so it’s important to stay positive! Instead of descending into a shame spiral next time something goes wrong- try to focus on the last time you received outstanding feedback. Jot down your strengths and find ways to support them!
- Relive your rock star moments
Can you recall that last time you felt proud of yourself? Think when your colleagues congratulated you on an outstanding job, or a time when you finally got to see your hard work pay off. The truth is, careers are very much a reflection of life: We have our high points when we feel on top of the world, and we certainly have our low points as well (think of the days where you woke up with a sense of existential dread.) There is an ebb and flow of feelings and emotions that surround our professional lives, but the greatest piece of advice I can offer is to surrender to those moments of great success and happiness as they can serve as the most reliable source of inspiration to tap into when the going gets rough.
So the next time you hear “no” sit down and remind yourself of these three strategies to get you back on your feet. Remember that consistency is key, especially when we don’t feel like doing it!