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How To Prevent COVID-19 From Devastating Your Career Goals

Are you worried your job in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis? You are not alone. To date, there has been a record-breaking 3.3M unemployment claims filed, with more expected to be on the way. As I discussed last week on my Facebook Live, one of the most important things now (besides social distancing, hand washing, and staying healthy!) is to keep your fear in check. However, once you’ve done that what happens next?

Aside from the strategic things that need to be done, this process is about creating a bullet-proof mindset to fight off the negativity. You will hear plenty of people say that there are not any job openings, no one is hiring, or that you won’t find anything then you need to think twice. There are plenty of companies hiring now! And if you don’t see one that you want right now, then it is still the perfect time to get yourself ready and take active steps. Waiting until the economy “is better” or this is over could be too late because you could be getting yourself in front of recruiters right now.

What is stopping you from taking action?

So, if you have been impacted by this pandemic and have been laid off, have you filed for your unemployment benefits yet? I know many states have been backed up and their online systems have been going down….but be sure to get this done so you can keep moving forward!

Next, love on yourself. Remember, this isn’t and wasn’t your fault and you are not alone. Forgive yourself on do take a little bit of time to decompress and allow yourself to feel something. The key is not to get stuck here!

Next, it is about getting into action. What kind of job are you searching for? Are you staying in the same industry or will you be seeking a career in a new one? Decide what it is that you want to do.

Stay in action. Some of you may not have searched for a job in a long time, some of you may have. It doesn’t matter because either way you need to be sure you have all your necessary documents and profiles updated. This is crucial because using anything outdated will lead to lost opportunities.

Now you are in an active job search- be sure to consider what I discussed last week, which was not letting your fear win. Once that happens it will become very easy to self-sabotage your job search and your career. Take care of your mindset and your health.

It is also important to remember the differences between furloughs and layoffs:
• A layoff is permanent job loss
• A furlough is temporary, typically an unknown amount of time, without pay and benefits
• In both cases, you are likely eligible for unemployment benefits but with a furlough you are still employed and do not have to prove to your state’s department of labor that you are actively seeking work because you are still employed
• An important point to consider is that if you are furloughed for a long period of time and have no idea if or when you will be going back to work, start an active job search to avoid further financial and career distress.

The time is NOW to take action and get yourself prepared and searching!

Remember:

Our normal won’t be the same. The job market will also take time to make a full recovery. That doesn’t mean that you have to wait! It requires you to be coachable enough to consider the possibilities, resourceful enough to find them, and committed enough to see your job search and goals through!

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Is the Noise on Social Media Derailing Your Transformation?

Not everyone on social media is an expert.

Yes, that’s right.

You can click on almost any social network and see someone giving advice. However, how effective is that advice? Has it worked for them? Anyone else? Are there any results to back up their claims, motivational quotes, or advice in their post or tweet?

For example, you see someone who posts a quote and it might sound like it fits you or your situation. If you took a deeper look at it, would this person have their own successful career? Or have they been fired a bunch of times, which of course an online audience would not know about. In this instance, they are likely the worst individual to be providing you with advice. Also, their LinkedIn profile may show employment, but that doesn’t mean its current information, either.

Leave it to a Professional…

As a Career Coach and someone has helped clients land multiple job offers, dream careers, and salary increases up to $60K, I will tell you it takes a lot more than a post, a motivational quote or speech, or a tweet to get you any of those things. It takes consistency, dedication, a system that works, and a willingness to learn a new way to fix the issue at hand. It also takes an expert who has gotten transformational results for clients, and even themselves. This professional should be well-versed on the topic and how to solve any of the related issues as well. For example, if you’re searching for a new role but not receiving interviews. It’s important to try to understand why in order to put you in the right direction. Think about how a doctor diagnoses his or her patients. That is the approach that I take to solving problems. I will ask a lot of questions and look for the proof in what’s happening so I can get you on the best path possible while still getting results.

Information= Noise

A smart coach once taught me that information does not equal transformation. All of this “expert” information on social media will not equate to a transformation for you. A big shift in your career requires a transformation. This requires the things I mentioned above, such as being dedicated. No one can want your transformation more than you do. Also, if you’re not willing to learn a new way to fix the problem then your will be closed, and you won’t be learning. If that’s the case, you likely won’t be successful, either. However, this is also why you want the guidance and support of a professional.

If you’re in need of a career transformation, then find an expert who has results to back that up. I am here to help you and guide towards those goals and would love to speak with you, too!

Why Information Does Not Equal Transformation

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What Happens When You Fearlessly Pursue Your Passion?

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like.”

What makes you happy?

That is ultimately what you need more of! Your career isn’t supposed to make you sad, miserable, or feel less-than. It should make you feel happy, empowered, & proud!

Do you feel this happy? If you’re spending more time unhappy and frowning then something is off.

Do you have a case of the Sundays practically every night? Maybe you’ve been trying to leave a role for what feels like forever and you’re not having any luck.

Are your expectations weighing you down? Do you have this vision of what your life & your career are supposed to look like, and nothing less will do? Do you think that having anything else will be a failure?

Or are others’ expectations keeping you from meeting your goals?

It isn’t what life is SUPPOSED to look like, it’s knowing what you want & fearlessly pursuing that until you’re smiling. Ready? I am! Let’s chat ? Click here to schedule your session!

Are You Confused & Frustrated Writing The Perfect Resume?

Have you ever found that you were excited about a job posting that you just saw, and you sit down and try to write your resume and cover letter and have NO idea what to say? You’d really LOVE to have this position but what do you say to make yourself to stand out? You’re really worried about ending up in that dreaded black hole- or worse- ghosted, again. You know deep down that if you hold back then it won’t help you or your career. So, instead you stare at your computer and end up judging yourself. Awful, isn’t it?

The truth is that by doing this you’re not putting your best foot forward. If you don’t know what to say and you write the thoughts that are in your mind, then you’re not going to get an interview, let alone a job offer. And if you’re not getting job offers, then your strategies aren’t effective or giving you the outcome that you need or deserve. It makes you feel like your job search is on life support and crippling the rest of your life.

You should be able to quickly and easily write a resume and a cover letter that will engage a recruiter or hiring manager and win you interviews. Imagine what your life would be like if you knew how to do this…and knew EXACTLY all the steps and strategies to use to get you interviews? And then 30 minutes later (or less!), you’ve typed it up and you KNOW that the work you’ve just done will WIN you an interview and help you get the job that you’ve dreaming about.

I have a very simple process and strategy that can do just that. It’s helped my clients win the dream careers that they’ve wanted and didn’t know how to go after, either. If you’re having trouble getting yourself interviews and sick and tired and fed up with not having the career of your dreams, and settling with the one that you currently have, then click here to book a call with me.

My schedule fills up quickly and the demand for this will be overwhelming, and I won’t be able to accommodate everyone, so book your spot now while they’re available!

Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

Best,

Valerie

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