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Career Coaching: Find Your Dream Job Without Sacrificing Your Mental Health

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.

Find Your Dream Job Without Sacrificing Your Mental Health

Becoming aware that both bad and good stresses will be a part of the job search journey. Understanding when it’s time to step away from the process to allow time for self-care. And how to benefit from re-centering ourselves when returning back to the process.

The job search process requires a lot of energy and can be stressful. Rejection and a lack of response can be demoralizing. It's important to take care of yourself throughout the search.

Prioritize Your Well-Being

  • Well-being includes physical, mental, and emotional health.
  • Taking care of yourself allows you to show up as your best self during the job search.
  • It also helps you maintain energy and motivation.

Self-Reflection Exercises

The coach provides prompts to help you reflect on your current state and ideal state:

  1. How do you feel right now?
  2. What brings you peace and joy?
  3. What energizes you?
  4. When do you feel physically your best?
  5. What are the roadblocks to your well-being?

Tips for Maintaining Well-Being During the Job Search

  • Micro Habits: Implement small, manageable habits to improve your well-being, such as taking stretch breaks or journaling.
  • Growth Mindset: View rejections as ""not yet"" instead of failures.
  • Purpose: Having a clear purpose can guide your job search and keep you motivated.
  • Telling Your Story: Practice telling stories about your accomplishments using the PAR method (Problem, Action, Result).
  • Develop a Routine: Find a routine that works for you to stay organized and focused."

Additional Tips

  • Define Your Dream Job: Reflect on what your ideal work environment, hours, and interactions would be like.
  • Rejection is Normal: Rejection is part of the process. Don't take it personally, and focus on what you can control, like setting goals.
  • Maintain Perspective: This job search challenge is temporary, and you may find a better opportunity later."

By following these tips and taking care of yourself, you can increase your chances of finding your dream job while protecting your mental health.

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