Scrolling through LinkedIn and reading various posts every day I spot a lot of jobseeker. Sometimes desperately seeking a new job. While I have empathy with each and everybody and keep my fingers crossed that they will find something soon, I can’t stop wondering about one very basic (energetic) thing that seems to be forgotten. So let me ask one blunt question:
Why the heck are you calling yourself a job seeker?
In case you are a job seeker right now, you might tell me: „Well, Nicole, that’s what I am!“ Really? You are just another jobseeker? Like so many? I bet you are much more than that! And more importantly, have you heard this saying?
What you seek is seeking you. -Rumi
Rumi was a very wise man. And while he has passed on centuries ago and certainly had no idea of modern career management, this saying is still very true and applicable to all areas of life. So why is that?
Thoughts, feelings, and emotions are energy
Let’s look a bit deeper. You also might have heard this: „Everything is energy.“ It’s a quote by Albert Einstein. Another wise man. And unlike Rumi who was a poet, „good old Albert“ actually had quite some knowledge of energy and consciousness. A lot of his observations are still valid! And while his quote might be somewhat common sense these days, the practical application of it often fails to be realized. When everything is energy that does not only include the chair I sit on or the notebook I type into but also my body including all thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It’s all energy! All our thoughts are energy, all our feelings are. Happiness is energy. Fear is energy. A belief is energy. Sounds almost boring, doesn’t it?
The power of shifting perspective
When we apply Albert Einstein’s „everything is energy“ observation this means that thinking and searching of finding a new job is energy, too. And basically, it is. Now, here comes the tricky part. There truly is one energy only. I frankly admit that this is metaphysics only so far and not backed up by science yet. Instead, the common perception is that all energy is dualistic. You know it as „positive“ and „negative“. Or in more daily terms: good and bad, right and wrong, etc. In our world, everything has an opposite. In our case of the job hunt: The opposite of seeking is finding. So far so good. But quite a way to go, don’t you think? And it’s in bridging this way in which we so often put so much effort which may lead to a lot of frustration. Just because we are putting the car before the horse. Instead, let’s shift perspective.
Change your “jobseeker focus”!
Especially when you are sick and tired of your on-going job hunt you should consider this. Bridge the „gap“ (or as above opposite) by changing your focus. In other words: You are no longer a seeker but somebody who finds and attracts the job you desire. Why? Here’s another info about energy. A very important one: Energy is serving you. Always. No mistakes made. And because energy is simply unable to not serve you, you have to come to clarity and have an equally clear focus. And the focus no longer is „I am a job seeker“ but „I have a new great job now!“ Even if your mind tells you it’s not true yet. You have to get ahead of the game and yes, play, imagine and pretend a little. And also do the following:
What you can do
- Eradicate all your „seeking“ from your application materials. This includes „looking for…“ and any other comparable wording. Find structures that entail „finding“ and include what you desire in a job. You are a qualified candidate, not a beggar for a job!
- Eliminate all other wording that might exude the energy of „being desperate“ for a job. Look here’s the thing: Officially (almost) nobody speaks about energy but we are all able to perceive it! If unsure invest in yourself and hire a professional (NEL Coaching offers a CV Check). No longer sell yourself short. You deserve a healthy career that makes you happy.
- Stop talking about how seeking a job. Stop complaining that your job hunt isn’t going that well yet. Instead ask yourself a rather peculiar question: „What’s right about this I am not getting?“. I wrote a whole article about it which you can find here.
- Surround yourself with positive people. People who actually are happy in their job. You want people who lift you up, not tear you down. There are also many wonderful empowering videos on YouTube. People who turned it around. If you are one of the persons who feel inspired by other people’s success, check them out!
- Take a break once in a while. I know there are a lot of people who say that if out of job your 9-5 job is to find a new one. I respectfully disagree. Instead, take a break once in a while. Do something you really love doing without feeling guilty. The more you do things you love, the more things you love will come to you. Again, it’s just energy and it will serve you accordingly to your focus.
One last „goodie“…
Now what? Convinced that you are no longer a seeker? That you never had to be one in the first place? Then apply the above and go for a happy job hunting. I keep my fingers crossed that you will find something soon.
Last but not least two information:
- If you struggle with developing a clear focus, the new service called Focus Session might be just for you!
- And: As your situation might be financially a bit rough right now, I decided to insert a gift into this article. I will give away 3 CV Check basic (worth 50 EUR) and 1 Focus Session (worth 175 EUR) for free. All you have to do is send me an mail until Friday, November 22, 2019, with „I want to win“ in the subject.
Good luck! And have a great day!