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Instead of “looking for a job,” a number of professionals are now “searching for a new career opportunity.” No matter how small and simple this shift may seem, it can have a significant impact on one’s approach when engage in job search.
A job search could be a process that is long and drawn out, testing your mental fortitude. One may be unemployed or just no longer interested in your current job and itching to leave. Changing your search language and prospective can have a positive mental impact on your outlook. Removing the feeling of desperation from the process of a search for a new career opportunity puts you in control with power, confidence and optimism throughout the process.
“The rhetoric about job searching has begun to change.”
Your next move as a professional, should not be just a way to earn a better paycheck; it should be focus on stepping up in your career opportunity with a long term goal insight. One should consider how each potential position fits into your long-term plan. Can the next position teach you new skills? Present new challenges? And give you the experience that you seek to get to the next level of your 5 year plan? A career opportunity moves you forward to your ultimate goal. On the other hand, a job tends to deal with immediate and desperate needs and wants, even one with a high salary can be a dead end.
While specific skills are important assets for hiring, there seems to be a shift by employers to look for candidates with strengths that complement the team and the position they are looking to fill.
The best career opportunity will be one that uses your strengths rather than your skills which may not necessarily match each other. You may perform great in one situation, but not motivated in the other, so focusing on your strengths may bring you the best career opportunity.
Searching for a career opportunity rather than just a new job, can lead to increased quality of life satisfaction. Career opportunity offers the future promises; and a sense of anticipation can help to keep you engage and interested in professional tasks, even when they are boring moments. However, opportunities bring challenges, which can prevent boredom and burnout in your career.
“Searching for a career opportunity rather than just a new job, can lead to increased quality of life satisfaction.”
When on the hunt for a new career path, the psychological health of your mental and physical reality is very important, and can be heavily influence by the language you use to define your search process.
By using positive language and thoughts in your career opportunity search process, you can greatly reduce the negative stresses and increase your chance to find the next new exciting career opportunity that could be fulfilling and satisfy your thirst for new challenges and learning.
The language you use to define your job hunt can have far-reaching impacts on your mental and physical reality. By approaching the process as the search for your next exciting career opportunity, you can reduce negative feelings and boost your chances of finding a position that gives you challenges, develop new skills, and greater experiences towards your 5 to 10 year plan and ultimate goal.
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