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Here It Is: Straight Talk About Career Transition Issues

August 17, 2009

If you're autonomous, you're able to review the risk and opportunity in order to come up with creative ideas for changing jobs. However, many job searchers begin to lose their sense of independence and control after facing inevitable setbacks. They start believing that nothing they do will help lift them out of their situation. 

Ever felt like your Career Transition is Controlling Your Life, Rather than You're Controlling your Career Transition?

An autonomous person is "self-governing" and believes that his/her actions will have a definite effect on his or her life. One of the most important aspects of finding or changing a job is to keep believing that you can control your life.

When this belief begins to falter, you could slip into some of the traps of self-doubt and loss of independence.

7 Key Issues That Most People Confront During a Job Hunt:

(Answer These Questions To Evaluate Which Issues Could Be Negatively Affecting Your Career Transition)

ISSUE ONE - Self Esteem

Do you feel good about yourself, your daily life and your future? Are you self-accepting? Do you have a positive self-image?

ISSUE TWO - Self-Validation

Do you validate yourself both from without and within? Do you have an inner sense of your own worth? Are you able to learn from the feedback you get from others during the job hunt?

ISSUE THREE - RISK TAKING

Are you willing to take the risks needed to get what you want? Are you willing to reveal yourself even in a situation such as a job interview when you're not completely in control?

ISSUE FOUR - SADNESS OR DEPRESSION

Can you feel sad about loss, but still bounce back? Can you learn from failure even as you feel good about success?

ISSUE FIVE - INTERNALIZED ANGER

Can you recognize when you feel angry? If you are angry, can you identify which of your needs are not being met? Can you discover effective and appropriate ways to express anger?

ISSUE SIX - GOAL SETTING

Are your goals appropriate to who you are and what you need? Are your goals and expectations realistic in terms of the current job market and your own training and expertise?

ISSUE SEVEN - PHASE OF LIFE ISSUES

How have your goals changed over time? Has your self-image changed as you have changed and grown? Are you flexible enough to change as your life changes?

 

The first step to resolving issues is to identify which ones could be sabotaging your Career Transition.   Once you have them identified you can take steps necessary to focus on solutions.