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Without confidence and resilience in your job search, people will wonder and wander. You got it. You must show it. If you lack these two vital attributes, or if you need reassurance, this is the episode for you.
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This week’s show is going to infuse your job search showing you are the right candidate! Let me introduce you to our guests this week:
Aaron Morton (@aaron_morton) is a confidence coach, and founder of The Confidence Lounge. He has a diverse background in counseling, behavioral therapy, and as a personal trainer. He helps his clients increase their confidence so you can get more out of what they want.
Here are highlights from our discussion:
- Confidence is a major part of sealing the deal. Competence is a part of the hiring decision, and so is confidence as a major factor
- Confidence also brings a diversity to your job search portfolio
- Aaron describes confidence as a two-pronged approach: How you consider you experience up to the moment and the level of certainty of what life throws at you
- He also stated that confidence is affected because of the amount of rejection he or she experienced
- Many job seekers do not apply for jobs as avoidance associated with rejection
- I asked Aaron to explain durability as he did in a YouTube video – as he stated, there is a difference between strong and durable
I never heard of a resilience coach before I met Mark Black. When I read his story, it made sense. He teaches people how to become and remain resilient. We all need this and especially those who are conducting job searches. I can almost guarantee that employers would love to hire a resilient individual.
Mark Black (@MarkBlackSpeaks) is founder of MarkBlackSpeaks.com, and an international speaker who shares his story of how he endured physical battles (even one near death) to eventually run marathons. I will save what he shares for you to listen from his mouth. Here are the other highlights from our conversation:
- Mark explained he experienced going through the stages of death, eventually he became content with what will happen and make the best of his situation
- He started speaking at a high school graduation, and was unprepared when someone asked for a business card
- While building his business, he spent seven years as a substitute teacher (I did it for four years)
- First attribute of resilience is acceptance – Don’t over-dramatize situations but accept the reality as it is. Denial is destructive
- Second, be adaptable. Proactive adaptation is better than being forced
- Third, determination & persistence. Trying and failing multiple times is essential
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I am the "The Voice of Job Seekers," career consultant, job seeker advocate, career writer, and founder of this award-winning blog. I help the employed, unemployed, underemployed, and under-appreciated find jobs using job search strategies to navigate the new job market. I aim to give a safe place online to those with different needs, cultures, and ethnicities to find their voice in the job market.
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