I had an eye opening conversation with a SR VP hiring client who shared with me that she actually frowns upon the green “Open to Work” banner that LI offers to job applicants. She said… Read More »Does LinkedIn’s “Open to Work” banner work against Job Seekers?
The easiest way to fight against job fatigue is to recognize it in ourselves.
To become more self-aware. All of us face days when we “just do not haveit”, when our timing is off, our personal lives need our attention and most commonly perhaps we have been pushing ourselves too hard. We get tired.
MAKING CONTACT- This is perhaps the single most important reason to use LinkedIn. Making connections on LinkedIn is important, but once a connection is made then what? If you have made a connection with someone then there is a great chance that there is an mutually beneficial opportunity to be explored. PICK UP THE PHONE and call your new connection and begin a dialogue about how you might both benefit from being connected. If someone has requested to be LinkedIn with you then you are being seen as having some type of value.
Stop trying. Knock it off. Who ever told you or where did you learn that your job can give you some type of satisfaction? If you do have job satisfaction then good for you. However if you do not have job satisfaction, then so what? Learn to find satisfaction elsewhere! Find it in a hobby, a loved one, a child, a pet, volunteer, etc. Unless your job is a complete nightmare then do what you have to do to earn a living, and do it well
Many employers live with a problem employee far longer than they in fact need to. The reason may be fear. Fear of being sued, fear of confrontation, fear that the employee may know too much confidential company information, fear of not being able to replace the skill set that this person may have. Fear can be a huge stumbling block to progress.
Ask for what you truly want. What legitimate risk do you take when you communicate your need? When you ask for what you need. Maybe you will hear “no”, but you’ll never hear YES unless you ask. Is hearing NO a failure? Maybe hearing “no” just means that we have to strengthen our resolve to one day hear YES. But why not ask?
2. Believe that you are deserving of what you want. The mind is a powerful tool but sometimes we allow our minds to talk us out of what we want or need. Maybe we can use our mind to talk us into what we need or want?