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Job Seeker Holiday Tips! 3 Gifts to Give Yourself

Job Seeker Holiday Tips!Welcome to this week's career blog post. My hope is to give the Job Seeker Holiday Tips! Tools to help each of you through the holiday season with encouragement.The holiday season is a joyous time for so many friends and family members around the globe. However, for the many job seekers and their families, the holiday season is bittersweet, a sad time. Today I am writing to all, including those folks in the grieving process after losing a job or the loss of loved one or maybe you were caught in the floods or fire and lost your home.   If you are interested in having career blogs sent directly to your email box, I welcome you to sign up for your FREE job tips on my website JustResumesUSA.com.

 

Below are Beautiful Job Seeker Holiday Tips! These Tips are Both Simple and Powerful!

The 3 gifts the job seeker and everyone around the globe can give to yourself through the holidays:

  1. Identify the things that cause you stress and the things that cause you joy.
  2. Write 5 things you enjoy doing.
  3. Write 10 things you are grateful for in your life.

 

Tip #1: Job Seeker Holiday Tips!

 

 Identify the things that cause you stress and the things that cause you joy.

Keep a journal in 2 columns as you identify what causes you stress and joy. One column is titled “Stress.” The second column is titled “Joy.” Look at the list of what causes you stress to see if you can eliminate any or all of these stresses so you can focus on what causes you joy.

 

Tip #2 Job Seeker Holiday Tips!

 

Write 5 things you enjoy. After writing 5 things you enjoy, commit to doing at least 2 of them by a certain date

 

Tip #3 Job Seeker Holiday Tips!
 

Write 10 things you are grateful for in your life. For example, you could be grateful being a part of the dream team when you were working at your last job. Or the time spent with a loved one before they passed. Establish an attitude of gratitude by keeping a journal of 10 things you are grateful for.  Do this daily to get into the habit of focusing on the positive aspects of your life.

 

It’s is helpful to understand something that I learned and have experienced after I was downsized from my dream job several years ago. Job Seeker Holiday Tips!And, more recently experienced the biggest losses in my life when my mom and my child both passed last summer. Here it is… "Whatever is in your thoughts is what you will bring into your life. The universe or whatever your faith is, ALWAYS says “Yes” to what you want by the thoughts you are thinking."

 

I encourage you to follow these Job Seeker Holiday tips! Write comments and share your stories to help our readers. Remember to sign up for FREE tips on my website and these blogs will be sent to your email box. Sign up at JustResumesUSA.com. Stay tuned…

 

Kim Marino is nationally published author of 6 resume career books and Founder of JustResumesUSA.com and CareerCoachKim.com. As a 30-year veteran of the Outplacement Industry, her expertise is noted for writing professional resumes and coaching motivated professionals prepare for the interview, job searching, social networking, network building and salary negotiating.  She speaks as a subject matter expert on national television and featured on individual and 26-city radio author tours nationwide.  Kim Marino helps her clients realize their full potential with vision, passion and purpose.

Discover Your Dream Job & Talents During Tough Times!

Dream JobDid you just lose your job? Or maybe you have your dream job and suddenly the company is reorganizing and you’re confused and unsure of what your job is anymore? If this sounds like you or you know someone going through change in the workplace or is going through career transition, this week’s blog is for you.  I would like to share with you two true stories. They are both stories of discovery during a difficult time.

The first story is the discovery of finding what the dream job looks like.

I was talking to my girlfriend Lauren about her husband's job situation. We’ll call him Kevin. Lauren told me Kevin just lost his job, he was depressed and having a difficult time finding another job. She also told me he always gets bored after 6-months on the job. She thought he was being lazy and inconsistent in his thinking because the only thing consistent about Kevin’s professional life was getting bored and being unhappy in his jobs. So I asked to speak to him. Within 10 minutes of talking to Kevin, I discovered exactly why this was happening to him. Kevin got hired to create a product and then his job required him to maintain that product. This was the wrong fit for him.

Kevin had the skills and motivation to accept each job. He thought each job would be his dream job. However, they were all the wrong fit for him. Why? Kevin is a visionary. He has the natural talent to create concepts with his ideas. A better fit for Kevin is in the Product Development Department of a larger company.

Kevin's dream job is one that recognizes him for his talented creativity and vision.

He needs to work on short-term or long-term projects that allow him the freedom to create, create, create, and let another department maintain and update his product creations.  Now that Kevin discovered the right fit for him, he is thriving in his dream job. Does this situation sound like something that's happened to you?

The second story is about identifying your talents. Mary was working in her dream job, a non-profit organization in the arts. She was very intelligent, conscientious and very organized. She loved her job and the people that worked with her, until the organization decided to make major changes.They hired an outside company to come in and reorganize each department.

Mary's dream job was about to change.

One day she came into her office and everything was in boxes. And, she had a new boss. He was hired to reorganize everything. Mary was the organizer of her office space and now she is feeling overwhelmed and disorganized in her own office. Can you relate to Mary?

Her new boss gave her an assignment to create something for him. Mary had always, prioritized, met deadlines and completed her daily work. But she didn’t have a clue how to do this new assignment and didn’t understand why.

She called me and told me what happened. She said she felt stupid and incompetent. Suddenly her dream job turned into a nightmare. I told Mary the company hired to come in and reorganize everything, could have gotten to know her team first and recreate a balanced team based on the team members strengths, before giving out new assignments. I also told her she was not stupid or incompetent. She was just given an assignment that wasn't the right fit for her. An assignment that only a visionary would have the ability to do quickly. She was more practical and when given something to create with, she could create and run with it. This was not the case. I reminded Mary her husband is a visionary, so we discussed how he could help her. With her husband's help, she completed her assignment. Have you had a dream job? Have you ever felt overwhelmed on the job because of sudden change? Does this sound familiar to anyone? Has this ever happened to you? Is it happening to you now?

I hope reading today's blog has encouraged you and brought you one step closer to discovering your dream job and/or your talents. If you have any feedback, I'd love to hear from you. If you're a job seeker with a success story you'd like to share, please email your story to Kim@justresumesusa.com. I'll be happy to write your story and use it to encourage others.

 

If you are a job seeker, I would like to encourage you to check out HiringforHope.org, and become a member of this very special non profit organization, whose purpose is to help people through career transition. This is where you can volunteer.  And, you too, can make a difference.

Do you need immediate help with job interviewing, social networking or salary negotiating? Or, maybe you're thinking about hiring a professional resume writer to help you write your resume. I can help. To email me a comment, ask a question or schedule a free initial phone consultation, please give me a call at 970.672.8476 or contact me at www.JustResumesUSA.com.

Top 15 Motivational Quotes to Help the Job Seeker through Tough Times

job seekerAs a career book author, career coach and professional resume writer, I write blogs for the entrepreneur wanting to start a business, the job seeker going through career transition and the business owner transitioning to the corporate world. You’ll find my blogs written for the job seeker on the topics of resumes, interviewing, social networking, negotiating and many other related business subjects to help you through career transition and throughout your career.

This week I would like to share with you 15 of my favorite motivational quotes. These quotes were responses from a discussion on  “ExecuNet, Executive Suite,” one of the groups on LinkedIn. This discussion was presented by one of the members, Al Bagocious. Al had a tremendous response from the members and the responses are still coming in. With Al’s permission, I would like to present to you the question “What’s the one motivational quote you rely on when things get tough? This is a great question for the job seeker to think about when going through tough times.

There were literally hundreds of motivational quotes in the discussion that helped these job seekers through tough times to choose from. Honestly they were all great! Below are motivational quotes from 15 different members of this brilliant group of professionals. Some of these quotes may be familiar to you while others you may be reading or hearing for the first time. Thank you to all the contributors to Al's question. All the quotes written below are a great reminder of encouragement to us all.

Top 15 Quotes to Motivate the Job Seeker through Tough Times!

  1. “Tough times don't last… Tough people do!”

 

  2. “Never consider the possibility of success-consider only the impossibility of failure!”

 

  3. “With God all things are possible.”

 

  4. "The day your people stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them".

 

  5. For the job seeker. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”

 

  6. "If I want to reach wisdom, I have to learn to be humble, and after I get wiser I have to become more humble than before" (VM Samael Aun Weor, founder of international schools of gnostic-anthropology).

 

  7. Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

 

  8. "Optimism is required. Nobody follows a pessimist." – Eisenhower

 

 job seeker 9. “God doesn't see your situation, He sees your potential and He's way ahead of you!”

 

10. "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…. It is about learning to dance in the rain."

 

11. "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

 

12. “Go where there is no path and leave a trail.”

 

13. “Men's best successes come after their disappointments." Henry Ward Beecher.

 

14. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." — Mark Twain

 

15. "If you can't give a clear pass, keep the ball and take the tackle" 1st rule of rugby.”

 

Here's one more motivational quote to help the job seeker through tough times. “I love the word “Impossible.”"

 

If you are a job seeker going through tough times, I hope you found this information helpful to you. If you're a job seeker with a motivational quote that has helped you through tough times, I'd love to hear from you. I'd like to encourage you to leave me a comment or send me an email to Kim@justresumesusa.com

 

If you are a job seeker, I would like to encourage you to check out HiringforHope.org, and become a member of this very special non profit organization, whose purpose is to help people through career transition. This is where you can volunteer.  And, you too, can make a difference.  

Do you need immediate help with job interviewing, social networking or salary negotiating? Or, maybe you're thinking about hiring a professional resume writer to help you write your resume. I can help. To email me a comment, ask a question or schedule a free initial phone consultation, please give me a call at  970.672.8476 or contact me at www.JustResumesUSA.com.

 

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