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Scared in your job search?

Happy Halloween! Are you scared in your job search? Are you ready to take the risks needed? Are you ready to overcome your individual obstacles?

I met with a former career coaching client for coffee yesterday. We worked together last year and she is now in a job she loves! She is very risk averse (she said so herself) but she didn’t let her fear stand in the way of transitioning into a smaller law firm out of her corporate in house counsel job at a large bank here in Atlanta. She said “it wasn’t as hard to let go of the paycheck as I thought”. What can you do to address the fears in your job search?

Here are some steps to help you get started:

  1. Identify what your fears are. Take a minute to write down the three biggest fears you have about making a career change

  2. Analyze these fears. Are they accurate? Realistic? Are you blowing things out of proportion? Do this three step process with each fear: Where did this fear come from? Is it true? What can you do to address it?

  3. Take action. Identify the steps that you can take to observe these fears, rather than be their victim. Is it an affirmation? Positive thinking? Do you need to do something specific, like take a class to address the “I don’t have experience” fear?. You need to bring the fear outside of you so that you can “see it” and do something about it. Don’t let it run the show inside of your head.

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” ~Orison Swett Marden

Hallie Crawford
Atlanta Career Coach

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