Job search time is a time of uncertainty for professionals searching for a new career position.  There is Fear that they will not be able to find as good a job as the one they had (even if they hated it).  Money is important in our lives.

During these periods, I suggest they hang on with their toes.  Picture yourself with your back to the cliff.  There is a wind rising towards you.  You fear that the wind will blow you over the cliff, but you Hang On With Your Toes.

Recently, I coached a woman Project Manager in her job search.  She was very sharp, and she doubted her abilities – lacked a little self-confidence.  When we spoke, she had an expression on her face that gave her feelings away.  I coached her that she had the experience and skills.  She simply needed to act confident even if she did not feel confident. I coached her to Hang On With Her Toes.  She worked on her confidence by visualizing success. 

We discussed an upcoming interview with a company she targeted.  I could tell she regained her confidence and congratulated her.  Then we discussed her strategy – on target. 

She was excited when she called me to say they extended her an offer – and she accepted on the spot!  It was 30% above her current compensation – and this was during Covid-19.

When you develop the confidence to Hang On With Your Toes, you will relax and be in the moment to succeed.

Now, it’s your turn to Succeed!

For more details and for a Salary Negotiation script to accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order  My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new position in a nice, orderly fashion.  According to a newspaper review, “It is refreshing to find an author who speaks With you and not At you!” It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.

My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee.  This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods.  Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates cannot see.

I am here to help you further each week.

See you on Fridays!

Coming Soon, my third book on Finding A JobExpect Success!  The Art Of The Over 50 Job Search!

Bill Humbert is available for Speaking, Talent Attraction Consulting, Career Transition Consulting, and Training contracts.  435-714-4425

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