When you don’t get a particular job, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and think about past successes.
Very few jobs are awarded to the only candidate considered. In most situations, even internal promotions, at least 3 candidates are considered. For the majority of outside hires more than 10 resumes are reviewed. You never have a chance of getting the job. But somehow, you eventually win.
Look at your current or last job. Who were the competitors? Why did you win? See! You are good at getting the job.
Now look at the next job you want to have. What can you do today to give yourself the winning edge over the other candidates?
Goals can be used to give you that winning edge in an impossible competition. Yesterday I talked to someone who spent $6000 last year to finish his degree while working full time. Now he not only can win the jobs he looked at more easily, but he can look at a whole new level of jobs.
Set a goal to give yourself an unfair advantage in you next career move.
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser — in case you thought optimism was dead. (Robert Brault)
Something To Do Today
Figure out when you can spend some time with your goals every day. Just sitting with a pen and paper for 15 minutes each day can change your life if you are thinking about where you want to go.
Make sure the goals will give you a tangible advantage in your career.
Have a great New Year.