Do you struggle with emotional clutter?
- Toxic Relationships
- Paralysis by Analysis
Job seekers struggle with emotional clutter too!
Perhaps even more than other times in their lives, job seekers evaluate themselves very closely.
This can be good to make sure the impression a job seeker leaves is positive and reflects well on the candidate.
Other times, people bog ourselves down with feelings of insecurity and self-doubt, which gets in the way of successful job search.
Overthinking is very easy when you are in a job search. Should I put this in my resume? Did I leave out the wrong accomplishment? How will I compete with other candidates? Am I being passed over? Do I have the right education?
The fear of rejection that I wrote about in this post, “How do you deal with job hops on your resume?” is very common with job seekers.
Fears are emotional clutter
Fear takes over, erodes your confidence and makes you incapable of moving forward.
I turn to God to help me let go when I feel myself wallowing in self-doubt. This is one of my favorite verses:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
If faith in God is not part of your life, perhaps infusing the words above into your daily life will help.
Remember with a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline, you can erode the self-doubt issues and move forward.
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