Today is Day 51 of the #90DaysToMyDreamJob blogging challenge and I’m starting to feel again some momentum on the job hunting front. I had a setback in mid November that prompted me to get re-motivated and try something different such as this job blogging challenge.
What do I mean by momentum? When efforts start to materialize: an initial phone interview is in the works, there are specific opportunities I’m pursuing again and my contacts at the companies I’m targeting are trying to help by referring me. It’s all so exciting and yet…
I feel uneasy.
I know it’s a very human tendency to expect something bad to happen especially when things are going well, but I find it too pessimistic. I wish I could find a middle ground. I want to approach these types of situations with a steady determination imbued with optimism and confidence.
That sounds nice, right?
I know, easier written than done. But what I really need to learn here is how to allow whatever happens in my job hunting efforts to just happen without judgment of whether it’s good or bad. I need to accept it as is and then act accordingly.
If at the end of these 90 days blogging I don’t land my dream job I should not waste time wallowing or allow self-pity to creep in and hold me back from asking myself once more, ‘what else can I do to help land my dream job?’
Now that would be true ‘determination imbued with optimism and confidence.’
My name is Viola Minicozzi and I’m a HR professional looking to land my dream job in Phoenix, AZ. From December 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016, I’ve committed to blogging everyday on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter about my progress and a host of other career related topics along the way.
Join me on the journey. #90DaysToMyDreamJob