The negative self-talk I hear executives use to talk to themselves is often mentally destructive.
Most negative self-talk in the context of a job search comes in the following 6 forms:
* “He/she is too busy to talk to me.”
* “What I have done is not important enough to reach out.”
* “I have nothing to say on social media.”
* “My credentials should speak for themselves. I shouldn’t have to say it.”
* “I sell myself best in person. I just need the meeting.”
* “I hate networking.”… Continue Reading…
If you consider yourself shy, or introverted, what can you do to help yourself land the job you want?
This is a comment I received recently:
“Reaching out for extroverts is easy…for us people who are socially awkward, it can be so painful to just say hello to someone. It’s worsened by the fact that I dread small talk more than anything else out there…”
If you are shy, or introverted, hear this message: you are not alone. I understand what you mean because I feel the same way you do.
Working as a recruiter, and now in my own business, I can tell you that a lot of people are uncomfortable reaching out to others, and many people dislike small talk. That said—outreach and social connection are an essential part of your job search. So what can you do?… Continue Reading…