I’ve heard a lot of people say when they’re looking for a new job: “I’d love to do this, but I don’t have any experience”. And that’s where it stops. They close the open tab on their computer and with that, shut the door on opportunity.
That’s why in this post I tell you exactly how you can apply for that job you want and know you’d be amazing at.
To be honest, it’s mostly my girlfriends who say this. They see a job ad they think they’d be awesome at, but because:
- it’s a change from what they’re doing
- they don’t have specific experience in that yet
- they don’t meet 100% of the things listed in the ad
they don’t even apply.
It breaks my heart. Honestly.
Call it naivety, but I believe you can apply for those jobs your heart soars when reading, even (and especially) when you don’t have experience in yet.
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You might not be where you want to be. You might not be working to where you want to be.
Maybe you are like a lot of people I’ve spoken to recently, just counting down the days until the weekend. Buttttttt the weekend just keeps feeling a little further away.
If you took a minute to think about this question, (I know, big breath) would your answer be that your satisfied with your job/career/lifestyle?
This question has made me a little more nervous than I’d like to admit at times.
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I’ve been working with a number of people trying to get a better job, start their career or make a change.
And the biggest challenge we’ve faced is overcoming the: “I’m not enough” mindset.
I honestly can’t believe how much it has cropped up, and this destructive narrative shows up in a myriad of ways, it’s sneaky. (Just like this cat, but definitely not as cute).
I’ve collected the most common three shapes I’ve seen the: “I’m not enough” trap take so far, so you can recognize it earlier, throw it out and not be hindered by this lie anymore.
It was Monday morning in Guiyang, China, and I was constantly checking my phone. Something which I hate doing, especially right before bed.
I was waiting on a reply from my Chinese friend who was coordinating with construction workers who needed to come and do work in our house.
See a few days before, there’d been loud knocks at the door from our building manager. (Very loud knocks, with like 2 seconds in between — who gets to the door that fast?)
They told us our washing machine had caused a waterfall in the apartment below.
They came in and inspected our laundry room. Side note: they came in without taking their shoes off — which is a big deal in China.
Every time you go into someone’s house you either put these booties on over your shoes, wear slippers they give you, orrrrr just take your shoes off.
So if you just barge in with your shoes on it’s quite disrespectful here.
Anywayyyyy, they couldn’t see anything wrong with the washing machine.
Which meant … all the problems were below the floor.
Because our whole house is basically a concrete block, our floor would have to be completely pulled up to be able to get at whatever was causing the tsunami problem downstairs.
Like, completely destroyed. They eventually came with jack-hammers.
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I know how frustrating it is to work really hard and send out tons of resumes but only hear crickets.
Especially when you’ve wrestled with Word or Photoshop for hours trying to format the bloody thing, (what’s the deal with text moving where you don’t want it to?).
So I wrote this blog post which lays out exactly what you need to do to actually get emailed back.
I’ve split it up into three step-by-step sections so your entire resume is taken care of … let’s start!
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