3 Things to do when you are in a career rut and need a career change!! by Robin Ransom
1. Honor that you want to give up and then move forward!
Now, we know you want to give up. Yes, you said the words out loud and the world heard you. Do you feel any better? Sometimes, what you hold in does damage to your well-being, thought process, and motivation level. Letting it out sets you free and gives you the ability to do something about your situation. Guess what? Everyone feels like giving up from time to time. This just happens to be a turning point in your career and life. But, that does mean that you will feel this way all the time, but you do feel this way now. The first step in fixing it is to admit, so now that the secret is out, the power it had is gone. You own the power in getting the career of your dreams.
2. Dust your feet off and start the process again!
Career (Life) sometimes is about falling off, down and getting back up again staying the course is not easy or fun all the time. So ask yourself, “Will you try again”? Will you send out another resume because it may be the one that gets you the job you really want? Will you meet with someone who can help you decide on a new career lane? Will you have a conversation with a person at work that is making you upset or angry? Give your career another round because it is important to you and you want it to be great and enjoy life.
3. Focus on your strengths and what you have!
Remember what you mediate on and focus your thoughts on decide how you feel about things. If you think about being sad, you will feel sad. If you think about being happy, you will feel happy. Even if your career is not picture-perfect at this minute, there are things you can appreciate. What is great about your career? Are you grateful for having a job or having a break from one? Are you grateful for the people in your life who understand and support you? Are you appreciative that today is a brand new day and anything can happen? Every condition has a beginning, middle, and an end. Your present situation will eventually change, and your thoughts and actions will affect the direction of that change. And, until that happens, focus on what you do have and forget about your weakness and what you do not have. You will feel better and you will have the motivation to keep moving forward after what you want. And when you work towards a goal, there is nothing like when you are able to achieve it.
You only have one life to live, so it should be a life you love. It is time to make a life and stop letting your life and career make you!
Career 911 by Robin Ransom
If you are applying for different types of jobs, tailor your resume and cover letters to each of the specific positions for which you are applying. Highlight your strengths and qualifications according to each job’s specifications and requirements. The main goal of your resume and cover letter is to get the employer to invite you for an interview. Remember to add your volunteer work, community service work, and working at your children’s school functions. Even though you may not have gotten paid it is still experience that could get you an interview with a company. The ALL for one resume NEVER works!!!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.