Ep112: How to overcome fears in job search.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the top six mindset blocks that job seekers may face and provides tips on how to overcome them, including identifying transferable skills, recognizing one’s own value, upskilling, understanding the competitive job market, gaining career clarity, and negotiating salary.



00:00 ๐Ÿ’ก Job seekers may feel stuck or lost, but this video will address the top six mindset blocks and offer tips for overcoming them.

00:25 ๐Ÿ’ก Mindset block #1: Feeling lacking in experience can be overcome by identifying transferable skills and recognizing one’s own value.

01:14 ๐Ÿ’ก Mindset block #2: Comparing oneself to other candidates can be resolved by acknowledging one’s own skills, achievements, and value.

02:08 ๐Ÿ’ก Mindset block #3: Feeling unable to do the job can be overcome by continuously upskilling and improving expertise.

03:00 ๐Ÿ’ก Mindset block #4: Believing the job market is too competitive can be addressed by understanding that opportunities exist for the best candidates who effectively communicate their value.

03:44 ๐Ÿ’ก Mindset block #5: Thinking there are no right positions can be resolved by gaining career clarity and knowing what one wants.

04:36 ๐Ÿ’ก Mindset block #6: Fearing not getting the desired salary can be overcome by articulating value clearly, targeting the right jobs, and effectively negotiating during the job search process.


Key Insights

๐Ÿ’ก Overcoming mindset blocks in job search requires recognizing and valuing one’s own skills and achievements. This self-belief is crucial in building confidence and presenting oneself as the best candidate.

๐Ÿ’ก Continuous upskilling and improving expertise are essential for combating the fear of feeling inadequate for a job. By investing in professional growth, job seekers can enhance their qualifications and increase their chances of success.

๐Ÿ’ก The job market will always be competitive, but opportunities exist for those who effectively showcase their value. Understanding the job search process and improving various aspects, such as resumes and interview skills, can boost the chances of standing out.

๐Ÿ’ก Clarifying career goals is crucial for overcoming the fear of not finding the right positions. Without career clarity, job seekers may struggle to target their job search effectively and may feel lost in the process.

๐Ÿ’ก Negotiating salary requires confidence and the ability to articulate one’s value. By following the correct job search process, including highlighting value in resumes and interviews, job seekers can increase their chances of securing the desired salary.



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