Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday: Focus

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” ~ Greg Anderson

Well, ok. Joy is found in finishing it too, but the journey really can be enjoyable, even the job search journey.

Using the Hire Aspirations methodology of career coaching, I challenge my clients to reach back and explore their greatest achievements and most significant accomplishments. This is not an easy task, but really can be enlightening. After a series of exercises, my clients are able to validate their top skills and strengths, and can use what they’ve discovered in cover letters, on resumes, and especially during job interviews. It’s quite the process! And, they find, despite all the hard work that the process really was fun!

Of course there is joy in landing the right job, but you can also focus on the possibilities of self exploration, and the new experiences that lie ahead.

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