Job search self-care: How are YOU taking care of YOURSELF during job search?
Job seekers are experiencing a sharp increase in depression and anxiety, as we have all been embroiled in the effects of the pandemic for a full year now. People are wearing REAL thin with un/under-employment. I want to encourage you to consider placing a greater degree of emphasis on self-awareness and self-care. As a result, we can collectively endure this latest lockdown and the ensuing summer slow-down for job search more organically.
8 strategies to enable “self-care” and soften the harsh reality of being under-employed…
Whether you are a NEW GRAD wanting to get a foot in the door; a MILLENNIAL looking to move up the ladder; a BOOMER intending to reinvent yourself; or a NEW IMMIGRANT trying to get a handle on the Canadian business culture … Careers AF! delivers the most up-to-date career advice you need to navigate and succeed in the post-pandemic work world.
“A Life-fine” “An Absolute Game Changer” “Speaks to the Heart” “A First-Rate Fail-Proof Career Strategy” “Eye-Opening” “The Toolkit is simply amazing”
It’s a Whole New Job World Out There!
Who would’ve imagined that you could live in Toronto and be a valued, full time employee located in New York? How could anyone predict companies would go to such lengths to keep their employees engaged and offer new flexibility around the work week? Why is it so surprising that employers are now looking at applicants’ experience first, instead of their degrees?
“Careers AF! 2nd Edition should be your go-to gift for anyone graduating university/college. It’s full of secrets I wish I’d known 30 years ago. No matter what stage you are at, you should read Careers AF!, then hold on to it as a friendly reference as you navigate your work life.” -– Craig Colby, ColbyVision
What Does This All Mean?
Not only do the old rules not apply, but in many cases they don’t even exist anymore! As a result, no matter what your situation, you need to know the new rules and how to work them to your advantage. That’s why you need Careers AF! In easy-to-read, conversational language, it provides:
✔️ Valuable information you will use to assess specifically which jobs are a fit for you so you don’t waste time applying for a job you can’t get or really don’t want
✔️ Easy Guidelines for writing cover letters, bios and even recommendations (in case someone is willing to recommend you but wants you to write the actual letter)
✔️ Up to the minute tips on how to effectively make today’s technologies, like Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms really work for you
✔️ Insightful techniques for preparing yourself mentally and emotionally for your job search
✔️ Insider insights into how to kill at the interview (along with “the 3 biggest mistakes people make at interview” — so you can avoid them!
✔️ Clear advice on how to ask for the salary you want and max your changes of getting it!
✔️ Real inspiration and encouragement to actually do the things that will position you at the top of the list when you apply for a job
If you’re in the job market — or thinking of entering it — maximize your efforts and avoid potential discouragement. In other words, set yourself up for success with the knowledge and experience, tips and insider secrets imparted in every page of Careers AF! – 2nd Edition.
Special thanks to Alisyn Camerota, Anchor CNN, for participating in CAF interviews on best practices in hiring!