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Job Search Mindset: “I’m Not Even Going to Try.”

Posted on February 11, 2021 under Career & Work, Coaching, Entrepreneurs, Interview, Job Search, Mindset, Pandemic, Uncategorized

I see too many job candidates not even try for their rightful job.  
 
Their biggest enemy is negative mind chatter talking them out of taking proper action to secure their new role.  
 
The internal dialogue sounds something like this…  
 
 
📣 Wow, they want someone with many more years, skills, etc. than me. 
 
📣 HR isn't hiring in COVID-19, so I'll wait for it to be over. 
 
📣 I'm not who they're looking for so they'll never talk to me, never mind hire me.”  
 
📣 I don't want to waste my or their time applying. 
 
📣 I'll just apply for unemployment and go for jobs I know I can get. 

negative job search mindset stops candidates from taking action. A picture of a red stop sign.

The reality is most employers can't find even a fraction of what they advertise for in their job descriptions (or they don't have one).  
 
So, they hire “imperfect” people just like you and me ALL THE TIME.  
 
Because humans are imperfect.  
 
You can't just call one up like ordering a Pizza with specific toppings.  
 
The guy or gal who actually makes the effort to apply to the job….guess what…gets the job!!  
 
Because they took action. EVEN IN A PANDEMIC. 
 
Not because they are smarter, prettier, more experienced…  
 
Yet, it does require willingness and determination.  
 
Are you ready to do what it takes? 

-Kelley A. Joyce, MBA, CPC

Kelley is a career development coach who is dedicated to helping people discover their career path and land their dream jobs. Kelley and her partner Josh live in New York City from which she has served hundreds of professionals across the U.S., U.K., and Australia since 2012 to radically change their relationship with work.

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