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Monday’s Getting Unstuck

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Monday’s Getting Unstuck

It’s the beginning of the week

Did you have times last week when you became stuck moving ahead with important things in your life?

Did you notice the thoughts like “ I might fail” “This will never work” or ”I am no good at this” or something similar

These self judgements are called “ thinking mind thoughts”

Experts say that just continually noticing these “thinking mind thoughts” is an important step in getting unstuck.

You may be drawn to analyzing where these thoughts come from or trying to stop them from bothering you by pushing them down. Experts tell us that the more you do this, the more entrenched the thoughts become and the harder it is to get unstuck.

Keep noticing and don’t stop, let them pass “like the trail of a bird” and stay tuned for more steps next Monday.

 

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Are you considering a career transition? Wayne Greenway is Chief Executive Officer with Career Aviators. Career Aviators is Canada's only career management firm that is a Certified B Corporation. Career Aviators helps professionals, managers, and executives find positions in which they will excel, value highly, and love to do. The profits from our work support programs to help vulnerable youth flourish in the face of highly stressful life situations.

Wednesday’s Career Aviators Job Search Engineer – Interview Tip

Wednesday’s Career Aviators Job Search Engineer – Interview Tip

Wednesday’s Career Aviators Job Search Engineer is a weekly blog post with quick questions and answers about job search

Melissa has written in because she has been to three interviews but not landed a  second interview or a job and wants to know how to do better at answering questions.

 Melissa,  First of all congratulation on getting interviewed for 3 positions. That is an achievement

I am going to give you 1 suggestion in this blog post but keep watching for more ideas in future posts

You want to answer most of the questions in the interview using the STAR method

S  for Situation:

“While working at the ABC Bank”

T for Task:

“I spent a summer helping clients to do financial plans so that they would not outlive their savings”

A for Action:

“I built such strong relationships with clients”

R for Result:

“that 70 % of these clients made new investments using our bank’s products.”

Your answer put together would be

While working at the ABC Bank, I spent a summer helping clients to do financial plans so that they would not outlive their savings. I built such strong relationships with clients that 70 % of these clients made new investments using our bank’s products.

You want to go into the interview with a STAR story for every possible qualification and core skill that you can identify

STAR lets you demonstrate your skills and that is so much more helpful to the interviewer than a text book style answer which anyone can do.

If you have a career question email me info@careeraviators.com . I answer all your emails and one might end up being a topic for a blog post.