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Career Coaching; Developing a Growth Mindset for Career Changers

Watch the best moments from our exciting group career coaching session! This free session was organized in collaboration with non-profits SkillUp Coalition and InsideTrack. We've condensed the recording to enhance your viewing experience.

Unleashing Your Growth Mindset for a Powerful Job Search

This webinar explores the concept of a growth mindset and how it can empower you to thrive in today's ever-changing job market. By viewing challenges as opportunities to learn and grow, you'll be better equipped to achieve your career goals. The session will delve into the benefits of a growth mindset for career changers, specifically focusing on practical steps to overcome a fixed mindset and embrace the power of continuous learning and skill development.

In this insightful career coaching session led by Kate, we explore the power of a growth mindset in navigating a job search. Here are some key takeaways:

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

  • Growth Mindset: Embraces challenges, sees failures as learning opportunities, and believes in continuous improvement.
  • Fixed Mindset: Avoids challenges, views setbacks as proof of limitations, and feels threatened by the success of others.

  • Increased Motivation: You'll be more likely to persist through challenges and setbacks.
  • Enhanced Learning: You'll embrace opportunities to develop new skills relevant to your target job.
  • Improved Communication: You'll project confidence and a willingness to learn during interviews.
  • Positive Self-Reflection: You'll focus on progress and celebrate your accomplishments.

Cultivating a Growth Mindset

  • Identify Your Fixed Mindset Triggers: Recognize situations where self-doubt creeps in during your job search.
  • Reframe Negative Self-Talk: Challenge limiting beliefs with empowering affirmations. For example, instead of "I'm not qualified enough," use "I'm a fast learner and I'm confident I can develop the necessary skills."
  • Focus on the "Yet": When faced with a challenge, remind yourself that the skill you lack is something you can acquire " yet."
  • Develop a Growth Mindset Mantra: Craft a personal statement that embodies your growth mindset approach."

Beyond the Session

Remember, your job search is a marathon, not a sprint. By adopting a growth mindset, you'll equip yourself with the resilience and adaptability to navigate challenges and ultimately land your dream job.

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