Not long ago, I met a woman who told me she waited to start looking for a new job until after she got a promotion and title change (from associate editor to editor). At the time that we were speaking, she’d lined up her first interview. While not terribly unhappy in her current role, she was ready to move on. “I probably would’ve done it sooner,” she confided, “but I was embarrassed by my job title.”
I nodded eagerly as she explained that she wasn’t comfortable applying to roles as long as associate was a part of her title, and so stayed put. Now, promotion in hand—or on paper as it were—she was prepared to look forward and embrace a new opportunity, having ditched the label that she believed made her sound too junior for roles she felt qualified for. Read More.
As a career coach, I’ve heard just about every struggle you can imagine about job searching. But the challenge I hear most often is actually the one that’s easiest to fix.
8 Unrealistic Expectations That Will Ruin You
Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll succeed, you won’t.
Research from LSU shows that people who believe in themselves use more metacognitive functions than those who don’t. This means that they use more of their brains and have more brainpower to solve problems. Metacognition is especially important for achievement as it ensures that you approach problems from many different angles and adapt your approach as needed. Read More
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