Find your perfect career marketing strategy, with Julie Walraven!

It’s not all about you

A previous post talked about how you cope with the left out feeling, that feeling that you are left out of the list or party invites or social gathering, you name it, you feel left out. Another side of that personality coin is the need to be in control or its all about you syndrome.

Loss of Control

Job seekers easily feel out of control when they lose a job they have had for some time. The need to be in charge can be ingrained and suddenly they feel lost and out of control. At that point, they can spiral into a depression-like response. True depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain and you should seek professional help if you or someone you know fits that diagnosis. But many others feel that kind of sadness when they lose control.

Job seekers feel it and entrepreneurs too feel it when they keep facing the endless cycle of ebb and flow in their finances. This is part of the reason that many people bail out of the self-employed or owning their own business role within 3 to 5 years. The stress of the loss of control caused by total uncertainty of how much money will come in during the next month makes people feel uncertain and even upset to the point of quitting.

It’s not all about you

The job seeker or entrepreneur wants to believe that it is all about them and when things break down, they wonder what they have done wrong or they blame others even when they could have or should have done things differently.

In small business and in job search, there are many variable that are not about you. What is all about you is how you react to the variables. If your public persona is negative, you will repel the potential people who would help you.

Where do you start?

Changing the “it’s not all about you” syndrome means you have to work at working. If you are a job seeker, you need to make yourself look when you don’t feel like looking for work. You are in a better place than ever before if you are out of a job because though the economy is challenging, the resources available are incredible. If you are a business owner or freelancer, you need to make yourself market when you don’t feel like marketing… see the parallels? Job Search is simply CAREER Marketing. Use the resources out there. Hire a professional when you can’t do it yourself or when you would be better off hiring someone because they can do it better than you can.

To get your job search working for you, simply click here!

Photo credit

3 Responses to It’s not all about you

  1. You put it very well. A negative persona towards other people is a repelling attribute that drives the people who would have helped you away. The people with a negative persona will mostly try to find negatives in people instead of taking people as they are.

Client Testimonials

Interested in working with us? Check out some of our client testimonials below!

Global Marketing Director

Fortune 500 Company, Pennsylvania

“Hey Julie, Just a short note to say thanks for your help with my resume. It was a great help for me in landing a couple of opportunities that led to offers.”

Senior Vice President

Banking, Maryland

“It has been a whirlwind since you completed my resume, a lot of changes to the organization in light of the merger, a busy market, and as well a lot of folks making decisions to leave versus stay.

For me, an offer was made that I will be accepting. I can tell you my resume has been met with rave reviews so I trust you implicitly, have recommended you, and will be a customer for life as I may need to re-engage you.”

Office Manager

New York, NY

I wanted to find someone who will work with me live, so I can explain all my responsibilities and accomplishments to a literate professional, who will then be able to put it into right words and create a “WOW” resume for me.

Next day I woke up and for some reason my gut told me to work with Julie, so I called her, and boy was my gut right. I am so happy with my new resume and cover letter, I have a second breath for job search. We worked live on Skype all the time, I could see exactly what she was doing, and I couldn’t ask for a more personalized experience for my money.

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Boston, MA

I wanted to reach out and let you know I landed my next exciting opportunity! On March 28, I'll be joining ABC Company as their EVP Marketing. The fit couldn't feel more perfect! I'm so excited and can hardly wait to get started. Thanks so much for everything you've done to help make me look good! :) It worked. (again!)

Career Change

Transportation Industry, New York, NY

"My first walk-in transportation company (ABC Freight) and my first job opportunity! I can't thank you enough!"
His goal - the transportation industry. He was ready to leave a successful career selling Manhattan real estate to follow his passion!

Instructional Designer

University, Wisconsin

“I highly recommend Julie as a professional career management consultant. Her ability to assess her clients needs and desires, and then creatively collaborate with them to create an overall digital profile that truly represents “who they are” is amazing.

It was time to give my professional profile some pizzaz, and create a professional online presence, and the first person that I thought of was Julie. After working with Julie as a professional, I can say that the service Julie provides is nothing short of the way to (as her web site states) “find your perfect career marketing strategy”. Give her personal face-to-face strategy a try!”