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Life Coach For The Unemployed


Of course finding the dream job is not always easy and it take lot of perseverance to keep going. If you feel like as if you have run up against a wall, I would like to suggest that you step back and reflect on everything you are doing and perhaps ask yourself the following questions:

  • What am I doing that is going well? Where am I getting positive feedback?
  • Where/When are things not going well? Where am I getting the least response or negative feedback?
  • What is going well in my previous job? What skills am I using? Which part of the job do I like most? An I conveying these skills in my resume and in the way I present myself?
  • Which skills do I have that others may not know I have? What am I doing to make these known to others?
  • If I could pick the best job for which I feel I am qualified what would it be? Do I know anyone in this position? How did they successfully acquire the job?
  • How often am I going to networking events to meet people relevant to the field I am interested in? What kind of follow-up do I do?

One of the ways to improve your employability is to revamp your resume. There are services to do that but some of them may be costly. You might want to pass your resume to some friends or family members to get their feedback instead. Different employers look for different things. The only way to truly find out what firm is looking for is to ask someone working from inside that organization.

Another important key element is effective communication. You have your unique styles of communicating with others and receiving information. You may say the same message to five different people and it is possible that there are five different interpretations on that same message, said the same way.

Research done shows that people communicate only seven per cent of their message through words and the other 93 percent through the tone and body language. In a position where you have to really understand yourself, understand others and use communication methods that are best suited to the people involved. You may ask yourself these questions:

  • What kind of communication is better face-to-face or writing through e-mail?
  • What can you do to make sure your communication is understood in the way you intended?
  • What can you say or do to improve communication with the person?
  • What do you need to pay attention to when communicating with this person now and in the future?
 

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