Today, I will share with you my recommendations for making a plan that will help you to stay organized, on task, and more relaxed as you progress towards your next assignment. If you have read my biography, you know that Nnamtique’s mission is to provide practical job search tips and advice, from a spiritual, holistic perspective. As such, it should come as no surprise to any of my readers that I do not believe in coincidence, happenstance, or luck. I believe in destiny and rely heavily on my spiritual foundation and beliefs for guidance in everything that I do. So now that you are in the right mindset to launch your job search, I encourage you to see yourself living out your dream. You see, if you are unable to paint a mental picture of yourself achieving your objectives before they come to fruition, how in the world can you expect to develop an effective plan of action to realize them? The concept of the ideal job is as individual as each of us. There is no one-size fits all solution.
If you need a little more help to create your mental picture, I invite you to read Visualization A Key To Achieving Your Goals, by Essential Life Skills.net author, Zorka Hereford. I also believe in writing the vision and making it plain… (Habakkuk 2:2), so I encourage you to make a list of the must-haves that your new gig must offer in order for you to jump on board and join the team. Another reason why it is so important to put your list in writing is that it keeps your thought processes organized and helps you to remain focused on what is truly important. So come on, find yourself a pen and paper and start daydreaming. Envision your ideal job, with the organization that you choose; the work schedule that you want; in the (city/town, state, country, etc.) where you want to live and work; at the salary and with the health and wellness benefits that you want; the vesting and retirement plan that you seek; great amounts of paid time off; as well as the colleagues and the physical and emotional work environment, as well as any of the other characteristics that you need to be motivated to your highest levels of creativity and productivity.
Searching for a new job is a job within itself, that being said, it can be a challenging process. So why not increase your probability of success by doing a little ground work on the front-end? By following this advice, you will have already drafted the blueprint for your productive, successful career search and when you are writing your cover letters and updating your resume, you will have a tangible goal to work towards. Not only will you be motivated to persevere as you balance this with a current job, that you are obviously not totally satisfied with, as well as family and/or other responsibilities, you will also be more likely to achieve your goal.
Get ready…victory is on the horizon.
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