In this economy it’s easy to get caught up in the fear and put getting your perfect job on the back burner. It seems that the only thing important now is just having a job. And finding a job in a lousy economy is neither encouraging nor easy, but there is hope. Economic downturns are cyclical and things will get better so now might be the time to take a step back, listen, and consider your values, dreams and hopes for the perfect job.
- Believe security and money is more important than enjoying your job.
- Dread going into the office and can’t wait to leave.
- Would quit your job immediately if you won the lottery.
- Have parents that didn’t have their dream jobs either.
- Haven’t read What Color is Your Parachute? and answered the questions.
- Wouldn’t even consider doing the job for minimum wage or free.
- Find yourself making excuses why you don’t have your ideal job: you’re waiting for your kids to leave home, you’re the primary bread winner or your spouse would never allow it.
- Seek comfort in too much food, alcohol, shopping sprees or other overindulgences.
- Daydream about things you would rather be doing than working.
- Suffer physical symptoms like a racing heart or knotted stomach when you think about starting another work week.
- Count the years and months until retirement.
- Envy others doing what they love to do.
- Are too scared to try something new or to even consider changing your career.
If you were nodding along as you read this, first try listening and then try trusting your intuition or gut feelings. Not only will you find a job, but you’ll find one you enjoy.
If you need more advice or tips about getting your dream job, contact Vickie Champion for a discovery coaching and consulting session.
By Vickie Champion