There are many ideas on how to conduct a successful job search. And every strategy and technique is helpful to someone. There is no one best method for everyone. The job search is an individual thing. What works for one doesn’t work for another. I see the proof with each client I work with.
Different industries, companies and hiring managers influence the job search requirements. It is necessary for each job searcher needs a tool box full of strategies and techniques and know how and when each is used.
The tools and techniques go beyond the resume, cover letter and interview. There are other tools that as well. Tools that are used in other aspects of life, unlike the resume, cover letter and interview. They are mind, body and spirit. Used in conjunction with the traditional job search methods yield success.
The following four websites provide information on mind, body, spirit and job search know-how that will help you to be successful in your job search.
http://www.happify.com/ Happify uses science and technology to make people feel happier than they are currently. Using the free resources are useful in helping you to see what goes into being happy. There are activities and articles on the free version of the site that are very helpful. And of course there is a premium version with more resources. The activities are life changing habits.
http://thesoulofhealth.com/nutrition-stress/ Abigail J. Dougherty, RD, LD/N is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert. This article on her website details the connection food has on stress. Included are specific and categories of food that aid in fighting stress.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044464?pg=1 The Mayo Clinic is recognized as a world leader in medicine. This article on their website explains the importance of spirituality in a healthy life and makes suggestions on how to merge spirituality into daily life. This site does not encourage participation in any one organized religion but rather asks questions to raise the awareness of the importance and need for spirituality.
http://www.sparringmind.com/perfect-email/ How to Email Busy People (Without Being Annoying) is a blog by Gregory Ciotti. Although not a mind, body or spirit tool, it is a practical job search tool that gets your email read. If you are going to send an email, you want it read in order to get results. Gregory has some practical and easy tips to follow.
The above websites were selected from thousands with all good information. If you have any websites that you find particularly helpful, I would love to know about them. Sharing information and resources is a valuable way to fill up your job search success toolbox.
How can I help you in your job search?
Job Search Success=Mind, Body, Spirit and Know-How
Arleen Bradley on November 12, 2014 — 4 Comments
Posted in Job Search | Tagged body, job search success, know-how, mind, spirit
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Thank you so much for sharing my nutrition and stress post!!! I love this post – so helpful!! <3 Abigail
Your article had exactly the information I was looking for that was clear to understand. Keep up the great work.
As usual, a truly inspiring and sobering piece. You are right on target. A job search is a multi-faceted endeavor encompassing a diversity of personal attributes and the resolve to succeed. Perhaps another vital component we may also include is a strong dose of perseverance.
Searching for a job can be painful, unsettling and fatiguing. We’ve all been through it at least once during our careers.
When the pressures mounts, you can be tough on yourself — damaging your morale and self-confidence. Many people want to work, but unfortunately the job search can take longer than expected, requiring some to pound the pavement for many months and even years.
Yet, people eventually do find employment, and success is based in part on persevering through multiple phases of the job search. How you approach your search has a direct effect on your success in landing a satisfactory position.
Seeking a new job is a huge undertaking, and virtually everyone encounters job search fatigue. Having confidence in yourself, in your skills and being optimistic are powerful drivers. Today’s job seeker should never waver in their resolve. Instead, they must also persevere!
Lenny you are correct, perseverance is vital. In order to persevere, you need to take care of yourself, hence mind, body and soul. Taking care of oneself is necessary to succeed in the marathon called the job search. Thank you Lenny.