Job Search Courage - Looking Inside and Out for Hope and Help

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Workshop presented by Thomas Bachhuber, Ed.D. from The Center for Life Transitions, Inc.
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Job Search Courage - Looking Inside and Out for Hope and Help

  1. 1. Job Search Courage: Looking Inside & Out for Hope & Help By Thomas Bachhuber , Ed.D. September 30, 2009
  2. 2. Job Search Courage Workshop Topics <ul><li>Transition Theory/Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing Fears; Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Myths in Job Seeking </li></ul><ul><li>Falvey’s Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Research </li></ul><ul><li>Elevator Speech/Branding </li></ul><ul><li>Net “Working” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The” Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Art & Science of Job Seeking </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>The Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Zen Ideas in Job Seeking </li></ul><ul><li>Merton and Daily Work/Prayer </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ God didn’t give us a spirit of timidity but rather one of courage, of love and of sound mind.” </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 1:7 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Objective <ul><li>To deliver a workshop experience where participants can grow in hope and job search effectiveness through new ideas, strategies and resources…and by exploring their own spirituality. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Courage <ul><li>“ The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger with confidence and resolution.” </li></ul><ul><li>American Heritage Dictionary </li></ul>
  6. 6. The “S” Word <ul><li>To be spiritual means to know and to live according to the knowledge that there is more to life than meets the eye…… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Telliard de Chardin <ul><li>“ We are first spiritual beings--- who happen to be on this earth for a finite time—not just human beings with spiritual encounters.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Managing Transitions William Bridges Integration, reinventing yourself, new meaning, Success--elation, satisfaction Setting new goals BEGINNINGS Anxiety, confusion, uncertainty, apathy, immobility Managing conflict NEUTRAL ZONE EMOTIONS & OUTCOMES Anger, blame, fear, shock, denial, self-deception TASKS Dealing with loss STAGE ENDINGS
  9. 9. <ul><li>Everything is changing.... </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is connected.... </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention. </li></ul>Jane Hirshfeld
  10. 10. F E A R <ul><li>No shortage of things which cause fear. </li></ul><ul><li>Waves--feeling rejected, forgotten, misunderstood; sometimes anger, resentment, self-pity and even revenge. </li></ul><ul><li>Uncertainty causes fear—uncertainty extended can be a barrier. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Parker Palmer <ul><li>“ It’s me. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27) </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can have fear but you don’t need to be your fear….you can choose to stand in other places—hope, beauty, family, your own mortality (PP)…. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reality won’t let you down. It is what it is . And we have to learn to deal with it. (PP)” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Accepting what is brings you away from the negativity which is the mind…….” Eckhart Tolle </li></ul><ul><li>Parker’s analogy to his own depression—a hand of a friend. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Parker Palmer <ul><li>“ It’s me. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27) </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can have fear but you don’t need to be your fear….you can choose to stand in other places—hope, beauty, family, your own mortality (PP)…. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reality won’t let you down. It is what it is . And we have to learn to deal with it. (PP)” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Accepting what is brings you away from the negativity which is the mind…….” Eckhart Tolle </li></ul><ul><li>Parker’s analogy to his own depression—a hand of a friend. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Eckhart Tolle <ul><li>&quot;Accept what is; this will take you away from the negativity which is the mind and moves you toward Being .&quot; </li></ul>
  14. 15. Parker Palmer <ul><li>“ It’s me. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27) </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can have fear but you don’t need to be your fear….you can choose to stand in other places—hope, beauty, family, your own mortality (PP)…. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reality won’t let you down. It is what it is . And we have to learn to deal with it. (PP)” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Accepting what is brings you away from the negativity which is the mind…….” Eckhart Tolle </li></ul><ul><li>Parker’s analogy to his own depression—a hand of a friend. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Job Search 101 <ul><li>Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Falvey’s Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Research </li></ul><ul><li>Elevator Speech/Branding </li></ul><ul><li>Net “Working” </li></ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Art & Science of Job Seeking </li></ul>
  16. 17. Job Search Myths <ul><li>If I can show my talents, employers will put me in the right opportunity. </li></ul><ul><li>I must develop the perfect resume. </li></ul><ul><li>A successful interview is all about chemistry. </li></ul><ul><li>Most jobs are in print or on the web—80/20 </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a “best” job out there for me—if I don’t find it I’ll be unhappy. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Career Change <ul><li>“ Our working identity is not a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered at the very core of our inner being. Rather, it is made up of many possibilities: some tangible and concrete, defined by the things we do, the company we keep, and the stories we tell about our work and lives.” </li></ul><ul><li>Working Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Herminia Ibarra </li></ul>
  18. 19. No Hard and Fast Rules (1987) Jack Falvey <ul><li>No rules—right, wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Too many variables for a prescription </li></ul><ul><li>Get yourself in front of people </li></ul><ul><li>Keep yourself alive in a network of 10-20 </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning—in the rain, damp and cold </li></ul>
  19. 20. Net- “Working” <ul><li>Not schmoozing. </li></ul><ul><li>Start simple and familiar…curiosity through good questions, sincerity—and eventually value you add. </li></ul><ul><li>Become a colleague. Information turns to recruitment. What Color Is Your Parachute? Hidden Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>Technology (Linked-in, Facebook, Twitter) and Face to Face </li></ul><ul><li>Asking the right question. Saying the right thing. At the right time. To the right person….to create INTEREST and POSITIVE IMPRESSION. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Value of Research and Networking <ul><li>“ Intense introspection poses the danger that a potential career planner will get stuck in the realm of daydreams.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We learn who we have been and who we might become –--in practice, not in theory—by testing fantasy and reality, through exploration and examination, not just by looking inside.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Herminia Ibarra </li></ul>
  21. 23. Have faith… <ul><li>“If you’re in transition and you happen to have an old faith hanging in the closet of your heart, it’s probably a good time to bring it out and dust it off.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Dick Bolles </li></ul>
  22. 24. Faith is a process… <ul><li>“Jesus said to the father that all things are possible for those who believe. </li></ul><ul><li>And the father said, “Lord, I believe..please help me with my unbelief.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Mark 9: 15-29 </li></ul>
  23. 25. Finding a Job; Finding Faith <ul><li>“……he surrendered himself to the slow heart work of seeking God one day at a time and one night at a time in the place where his eyes opened and shut…he got up and fell down, he got up and fell down, he got up over and over again.” </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Hart, Jonathon Montaldo </li></ul><ul><li>The Intimate Merton </li></ul>
  24. 26. Contact Tom Bachhuber , Ed.D. [email_address]

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