There are a lot of tangible things we talk about when it comes to a job search – things like a networking strategy, a personal brand statement, a resume, portfolio, etc. These are the things we usually attribute to getting us a job.
But we cannot forget the intangibles.
I was recently reminded of this when reading this article about job search-boosting personality attributes. The article calls out three intangibles that can make the difference on whether or not your job search is successful:
Now, I’m sure many of you are thinking, “But I’m just not naturally a confident person,” or “Discipline is jut not one of my natural abilities!” Here’s the good news – these traits can be taught.
You need to be able to identify the things you can be confident about and focus on them. With help, you can draft personal processes and deadlines that hold you accountable to discipline in your job search. And you can find what that one thing is that makes you determined to achieve a goal (be it your family, financial motivations, helping others, etc.), again focusing your mind and heart in this one area.
As a Career Coach, I don’t just deal with the tangible side of a job search – I work with clients on their intangible needs, too.
Do you have someone in your life who can help you achieve confidence, discipline and determination?