Tapping Into Your Personal Power During a Job Search

August 16, 2011

by Tony Peccolo

If you are in a job transition, it has likely been a time of personal reflection to assess where you are going and what you want to do with your life and career. But, it’s also a great time to take control of your job search consciously – for no one is

Are You Hindering Your Own Job Search?

coming to your rescue or dropping the “job of your dreams” in your lap.
You aren’t here to be weak and passive. During a job search, it’s time to shine! Here are a few things to keep in mind to improve your chances for success:
First, figure out who and what you are. Does your chosen profession reflect your current values and desires? If not, find a fresh career path that reflects the real you. Exercise your personal power to decide consciously.

Second, accept responsibility. Think you can duck or dodge networking, meeting new people or looking for work? You’ll certainly encounter challenges or setbacks during your search, but persistence will pay off. Final accountability always rests with you.

Third, be focused. Do your goals for your job search inject your day with excitement, enthusiasm and motivation? Focus your attention on goals that inspire…and inspire you right now, today.

Fourth, assess the health of your surroundings. Are you able to be yourself with friends…in professional relationships…or with your significant other? If not, make changes – your personal and professional relationships must support you during this time. Surround yourself with people who allow you to be you.

Fifth, take action. Think you can just sit on your butt and get what you want through the power of intention? Get focused single-mindedly on what you want, and take action. You will put yourself in position to take advantage of resources that come along – people, learning opportunities, referrals or job leads.

Sixth, be disciplined. Does it come naturally to you? If not, building self-discipline might be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. However, doing what needs to be done during your job search is essential.

Finally, take time to rest. Feeling burned out or unmotivated? Chances are you might be pushing yourself too hard. Take time for reflection and to recharge your batteries (so to speak). Both are crucial to building and maintaining your personal power.
Finding your next job opportunity and building a successful career are challenging, but rewarding. However, such rewards must be earned. The more you employ your personal power, the more success you’ll enjoy at creating the life and career you desire!

photo by: Jeffrey Beall

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