3 Essential Ways to Keep a Winning Mindset During a Job Search

3 Essential Ways to Keep a Winning Mindset During a Job Search

Changing careers or losing and finding new employment is a major life-turning point that happens in just about everyone’s lives.

The importance of keeping a winning mindset during a job search will ultimately make or break your success.

Don't waste time obsessing over how an employer might see you. 

How you feel about yourself is more important than you might think.

After reading the 3 winning steps, it is my hope that you will feel excited about yourself and the skills you have to offer. 

Be proud of your experience.

After all, this is your chance to bring all that goodness forward into a prosperous future!

Way to win #1: Start where you are

Alright, so you’ve left your most recent job, and you’re looking for the next opportunity that suits you.

Visit your social media accounts, especially LinkedIn and beBee.

These two platforms can be used to get your personal brand going.

Now, you might ask, "Aren’t 'personal brands' for entrepreneurs or people with businesses?"

No way!

If you create a fitting individual personal brand, it will increase your chances of finding work, and you’ll feel good about yourself for having one!

(Check out these 19 Essential LinkedIn Profile Tips For Job Seekers.)

How you win with personal branding:

  1. You appear serious and more attractive to potential employers.
  2. Recruiters more easily determine if you're a good fit for an organization.
  3. It gives you values to identify with and be confident about.
  4. It beefs up your credibility, shows professionalism, and demonstrates self-awareness.

Way to win #2: Use what you have

Take a complete inventory of all the resources you have available to you.

Let’s do it together right now.

Say you’re in marketing and thinking about ways you can start improving yourself and developing more skills.

Keep winning between interviews:

  1. Join LinkedIn groups and start engaging.
  2. Reach out and connect with people. 
  3. Send customized connection requests.

Turn on your personality; you’ve got it, so use it!

Free certifications will pump up your professional profile(s) and expand your knowledge base.

One great place is HubSpot.

  • Check out their free certifications offered to anyone.
  • There are exams to pass and a digital certificate is sent to you.

Don’t let this piece of value go to waste sitting in your inbox; upload it as media to your profiles!

Consider using LinkedIn’s 30-day premium job-seeker subscription.

This is a goldmine for job search help and networking opportunities.

You can use the LinkedIn free trial once per year.

If you sign up for the trial on January 1st, 2020, you can then sign up for it again on January 1st, 2018, and it is free for another 30-day period.

I recommend you use the trial to your best advantage because it is temporary.

Way to win #3: Do what you can

There is an aspect of the job search that is out of your control.

That is, you can’t force someone to hire you, so don't let this get you down!

Think you’ve done it all? 

Think harder about how you can step up your game.

(For more helpful information, read How To Write A Professional Resume.)

Don’t become idle!

  1. Update your resume/CV until you are beaming proud of it.

    • Upload your newly made-over resume to reputable job websites. 
    • Upload it to your professional profiles (i.e. LinkedIn).

  2. Watch webinars and listen to podcasts that interest you.

    • Use these events as networking opportunities too!

  3. Check if there is an employment center or local support in your community.

    • Many cities have government-funded facilities that offer free employment counseling.
    • They also provide resume touch-ups for people who are unemployed with no income.

There are many tricks to keep winning during a job search.

It just takes a little creativity and a perspective outside the box.

(Check out Where To Apply For Jobs Online.)

Closing thoughts

As you work on these 3 tips, you’ll watch your confidence maintain and even increase, because you are only making yourself better.

Good luck on your journey to win!

If you need a little extra help in your job search, look no further!

Find My Profession offers an executive resume writing service that can give you the edge you need.

Contact us today and find out how we can help you land your dream job.

  • How Would Your Friends Describe You?

    How Would Your Friends Describe You? (Interview Question)

    Have you ever been asked the question how would your friends describe you in an interview? Chances are that even if you haven’t yet, you will someday. It’s better to be safe than sorry when preparing for your interview. Now, this may seem like a really obvious answer, but the best thing to do is simply ask your friends to describe you.

    Find My Profession by The FMP Contributor
    Read On
  • 3 Crazy Ideas to Regain Your Job Interview Mojo

    3 Crazy Ideas to Regain Your Job Interview Mojo

    At the age of 13, I got my very first job washing dishes and stocking food at a local grocery store. I was hooked! I loved working. I broke a sweat, made money, and the people around me succeeded in the process. My jobs and career changed over the years but I never had to interview and fell out of practice. Here's how to regain your interview mojo!

    Steven Lowell by Steven Lowell
    Read On
  • Perfect Times to Walk Out of a Job Interview

    Perfect Times to Walk Out of a Job Interview

    Let’s face it. The hiring process is an imperfect demon that often leads to job interviews for work that is completely wrong for you. Unfortunately, you also have times when job interviews make you want to get up and leave, politely of course. Instead of toughing it out at your next pointless job interview, read these perfect times to walk out.

    Find My Profession by The FMP Contributor
    Read On
See All Articles