I talked with a client today about her job search, and as we were working through her coaching session, she said something that stuck with me, "Job searching has been teaching me resilience". What an aha moment for her. She said it with such relief as if the answer to the most challenging season of life had finally revealed itself. This season of life was about resilience, and the teacher manifested itself in her job search.
Here’s a little bit of backstory; she is a creative professional who was fortunate enough to have amazing jobs with very visible brands as a result of a robust network. She had never really gone through the process of applying for a professional job or conducting a job search, which meant that she was at a total loss when it came to the strategy behind an effective job search.
As she leaned into the revelation, there was a faster cadence to our conversation. I could hear the excitement in her voice. As she talked through the rest of our discussion around resilience, I could sense that she was on the path to having a breakthrough in her professional and personal life.
Sometimes the greatest lessons we need to learn in any given season of life show up as the most unsuspecting teachers. If you are navigating a job search or career transition, and feel like you keep bumping into roadblocks, I encourage you to take a step back. Observe.
Now consider these questions:
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