Rewire brain to survive
You almost have to rewire brain to focus on all everything you need to know to survive in our high technology world. Many job seekers struggle with computer problems and throw in the towel. I understand the challenges that modern-day job search caused people whose earlier positions had nothing to do with computers.
How to rewire your brain for today’s job search
As a job seeker outside the techie realm, the challenge of applying online and electronic files, email, or even storing your resume on your computer might be hard to face.
Start by understanding you are not alone and find someone to help you learn, then you can get past this.
Many people who never needed to write a resume, look for a job, or even change positions who face a tough world of technology and job search. If you thought your job would be there forever and would retire from the same job since high school, it is a rude awakening. Couple those realizations with technology challenges and you can be angry or scared.
Phone a friend to ask to use their computer
Acknowledge that there are others who have experienced the same fate and find someone to walk you through the steps. Don’t be embarrassed by your lack of knowledge, find a way to gain access to a computer and use it daily.
Maybe there is a computer in your house but you were the one walking away from it. Maybe your neighbor has one you can work on and learn from. Going to a technical college is a great idea but I firmly believe that you need to practice what you learn. You can’t learn a computer in school and never touch one at home.
Technology is not going away. You need to take the time to make it work for you. Rewire your brain!