Episode 61: What To Do When You’re Overwhelmed With Your Job Search

Episode 61: What To Do When You’re Overwhelmed With Your Job Search

Do you ever tell yourself you don’t have time to work on your job search? Or, do you think that you have to do 100 things to get your next job? Then, you MUST tune into this episode and learn about the One Thing Strategy.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, commit to ONE micro-action.

 

“I don’t have time for my job search”

“My life is busy enough, how do I fit in a whole job search?”

“At the end of a long day at work, working on my resume is the last thing on my mind”

Sound familiar? I bet it does.

You aren’t alone if you’re struggling with finding time to make progress on your career change process.

The good news? In this podcast, I share an easy strategy called “The One Thing Strategy.”

This is a strategy based on the Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule) – which says 80% of the results in your life comes from 20% of your efforts.

This is really good news, because it means you don’t have to do ALL of the things that you think you need to do, to get the results that you want.

You don’t have to take “perfect” action. Just one thing is enough.

On this episode, I break down EXACTLY how to use this principle to trick your mind and take small steps that will lead to your next career move.

I also explain how I applied this exact strategy during my GMAT studying and MBA Application process back in 2017. It doesn’t take more than 30 minutes and you don’t even need to do it everyday to see results.

So, if you’ve ever avoided your job search for weeks and thought, “why do I do this to myself…?”

This is the podcast for you.

Listen To The Full Episode:

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Book mentioned in the podcast: The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

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Episode 60: How To Choose The Right Target Role(s) For Your Job Search

Episode 60: How To Choose The Right Target Role(s) For Your Job Search

On Episode 60, find out how to make sure you aren’t wasting time and energy applying to jobs that DON’T MAKE SENSE for you! 

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Stop applying to jobs willy-nilly!

Be honest.
Have you ever kind of randomly applied to a bunch of jobs? Aimlessly, with no purpose, and “willy-nilly” – just throwing apps where anyone will catch them?
Look….I get it. Sometimes you have a bad day at work, or you get to such a level of desperation that you just want to APPLY TO ALL OF THE THINGS.
Applying to jobs feels productive.
It feels like you’re getting shit done.
Like you can say, “Hey, I’m making progress on my job search.”
But, let me tell you, this “strategy” can be one of the biggest wastes of time. It gets you nowhere.
And, when you start to get a bunch of rejections, you start feeling sorry for yourself and end up in a muck of frustration and “confusion”.
There’s a better way.
On this episode, I walk you through:
  • how to identify the RIGHT roles, based on your strengths, interests, skillsets
  • how to identify the right LEVELS to target, based on your years of experience and type of career change
  • how to use LinkedIn to learn more about the different job title names and descriptions that you want to target during your search
Do this work on the front end, and you’ll create a much more calm and intentional job search / application strategy where you will be much more successful. You’ll also be able to tailor your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile to your target role, which will make it more clear to the recruiter that you’re the right fit.
Episode 59: How To Get Started with LinkedIn For Your Job Search

Episode 59: How To Get Started with LinkedIn For Your Job Search

On Episode 59, find out how to get started with using LinkedIn: one of your BEST friends during the job search 

59. How To Get Started with LinkedIn For Your Job Search

One of the biggest mistakes that people make during their job search is NOT leveraging technology during their career exploration and job search through LinkedIn. LinkedIn lands thousands of people jobs on a daily basis, so why would you lose out on money and potential new opportunities by not using it?

What’s your relationship with LinkedIn? Love it? Hate it?

Regardless of how you feel about LinkedIn, you can’t afford to NOT use it during your job search. Period.

 

Y’all, the modern job search is broken. BROKEN. We no longer live in the old days where employers would advertise a job in a local newspaper, and candidates would CALL the hiring manager or MAIL in their application. In those days, employers received a manageable number of applications and the hiring manager ACTUALLY READ all of the apps!

In today’s world? We have the internet, and companies post their jobs EVERYWHERE, meaning that ANYONE IN THE WORLD can submit an application online. This results in one job posting receiving hundreds of applications and most of them never get read (sad but true).

How do you stick out? How can you make it to the top of the pile? 2 big strategies:

1) Networking: connecting with people who can HELP you, refer you, talk to you, open doors for you

2) Optimizing your LinkedIn: when you optimize your LinkedIn, you attract hidden opportunities and recruiters come to you with opportunities

On this episode, I tackle #1 and how to do this via LinkedIn (the easiest way to manage and engage with your network). I’ll teach you how to get started with LinkedIn, the 8 steps you need to take to get to a “basic” level, how to start building your network and begin to connect with relevant alumni.

Episode 59: How To Get Started with LinkedIn For Your Job Search

Episode 58: How The Career Triad Impacts Your Job Search Effort & Timeline

On Episode 58, learn about the Career Triad: Function, Industry and Geography, and how it impacts your job search!

58. How The Career Triad Impacts Your Job Search Effort & Timeline

When you start to do more targeted career exploration, it’s time to introduce the CAREER TRIAD: Industry, Function & Geography.  The Career Triad is an invaluable tool that will help you get clear on the type of industry, function & geography that is important to you in your next career move.

On this solo episode, Priscilla explains how the Career Triad can help you do targeted research & career exploration while also helping you make a decision on the type of career transition you’re going to make!

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How to research and decide on the kind of industry that you want to work in – it’s a BIG decision that sets the whole vibe for your day to day job

  • The difference between a Functional Department (Ex: Marketing) versus Functional Roles

  • The role that geography plays in your job search opportunities and networking

  • How to factor in your timeline and level of effort that you want to apply into your job search – what it means for the type of career change you want to make!

Episode 56: How To Figure Out Your Next Career Move, Pt. 3 (Career Portfolio & Prototypes)

Episode 56: How To Figure Out Your Next Career Move, Pt. 3 (Career Portfolio & Prototypes)

On Episode 56, find out why it’s SO important that you create our Career Portfolio (inventory of your skills, strengths and greatest hits) before your job search!

56. How To Figure Out Your Next Career Move, Pt. 3: (Prototypes & Career Portfolio)

Welcome back to the Career Exploration Series that began on Episode 46, 49 and 52! On this episode, Priscilla dives into 2 critical topics: 1) Building your career portfolio, and 2) Protoyping – AKA running career experiments before committing to a path.  Your career portfolio takes stock of your strengths, transferable skills and “Greatest Hits”.

On this solo episode, Priscilla shares 2 strategies that you need to do as you begin to narrow in on your career exploration: the Career Portfolio and Protoyping.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why you can’t approach your career exploration as if you were on “Married at First Sight” TV Show and should absolutely first date and get to know your career options (via Prototypes)

  • How to conduct a thorough review of your top skills, strengths and “Greatest Hits” so that you can build your Career Portfolio 

  • The types of Career Experiments that you can run depending on your runway (how long you have in terms of time / your resources before your next career move)

  • Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Episode 52: How To Write Your Happiness Formula, Odyssey Plans, and One Year Vision Statement

Episode 52: How To Write Your Happiness Formula, Odyssey Plans, and One Year Vision Statement

On Episode 52, learn how to write your Odyssey Plans, One-Year Vision Statement and Happiness Formula for your next career move!

52. How to Write Your Happiness Formula, Odyssey Plans, and One Year Vision Statement (Solo)

In this episode of the Career Exploration series (which began in Episode 46 and 49), Priscilla continues to take you through the exact process she uses with her 1-1 clients trying to figure out their next career move.  Pulling from Jenny Blake’s book “Pivot”, Priscilla shares 2 exercises that can help you envision what you are walking TOWARDS in your next career move: the Happiness Formula and One-Year Vision Statement.

On this solo episode, continue the brainstorming and visioning work required to make a powerful career transition!

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How to write your Odyssey Plans (possible 5-year plans) and ask insightful questions that can help craft your next step 

  • Why you should get really clear on your happiness formula on a micro and macro level 

  • How to begin painting the picture for your One-Year Vision Statement and use it to get ready for the prototype phase (episode coming soon)

    Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, ecmpodcast.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.