June 29, 2015
Re-entering The Workforce
If you have been out of the workforce for a while, perhaps to raise a family or fulfill other obligations, it can be a little daunting. Don’t let your confidence wane; practice some daily habits that will foster the esteem needed to go out and get a job. These tips are often used by those individuals that are considered successful in professional, corporate, and other notable career fields.
Some useful ways to get back into the grind include these:
Think about your life in terms of goals. Set goals with both the short and the long term in mind. For instance, think of one thing you can do every day that will contribute toward achieving a part of a five-year goal. An example might be to spend an hour each day writing in order to achieve a five-year plan that involves publishing your first book.
Lists are a great way to stay on task, get stuff done, and derive a sense of accomplishment by checking things off. Start each day with a list; create a column of work tasks that you want to get done as well as personal chores. If it doesn’t look like something is going to get done today, go ahead and put it at the top of tomorrow’s list.
Create a vision board.
Many successful people claim that in order to achieve success, you must first visualize it. You can make your own vision board, collecting pictures, papers, and trinkets that articulate the things that you want out of life. Keep the board in a place where you will see it every day.
When coming in to the workforce after a hiatus, some people may underestimate their value in the job market. Aim high. Apply for positions that may seem a bit out of reach. Some employers will admire this ambition and reward you with an offer.
Affirm yourself daily.
Successful people start out every day with positive affirmations. These may be simple statements said out loud or quietly to yourself that affirm and reaffirm your positive attributes, traits, and qualities. Try to re-frame negative thoughts into constructive, positive comments whenever possible.
Adopt habits that will make goals into realities. Compose lists, visualize your success, and reach for the stars. Be sure to use positive self-talk and affirmations to build confidence and foster success, in whatever you choose to do.