Earlier this week, I went for a run, the temperature was 72F and about 80% humidity, I thought to myself this is a pretty easy run.
Most likely because most of my runs this summer have been around 82F and 90%+ humidity and are miserable.
So I thought, how can this situation relate to your career search?
And are you able to put yourself in more uncomfortable situations to help prepare you better for what’s to come?
Especially, if you’re feeling additional stress or anxiety when it comes to interviewing, or a lack of motivation or self-worth when people aren’t getting back to you.
Are there short-term endeavors that you could be doing now (although you might not care to), that could help eliminate/lower those unwanted feelings, or to at least get your mind off them?
Some Ideas: speaking at a Salesforce user group session, creating instructional videos, making some cold calls to prospective hiring managers, building a few apps to showcase your work, writing an article or two, studying/testing for a new certification, hosting a Zoom call with others that are experiencing similar challenges, volunteering your time.
Whatever it is that makes you hesitant or even sweat a little, that’s probably the right path forward.