Hello everyone (quote how many ppl) and welcome to this webinar – good morning, afternoon, eveningetc!! 150+++Not sure if anyone else has ever seen the movie full metal jacket?It happens to be one of my all time favourites. Here we have an image of gunnery sgthartman“motivating” someone….In truth, some of us need that style of motivation, for others it just wouldn’t work – and unless you’re in the military prob not!That’s what this webinar is all about – motivation!These are recorded, they always are – but please focus in though, as there are a few ideas to write down, which might help. The benefit of attending live is that you can ask questions.Now, with an average audience split of 50:50 between extroverts and introverts, some people may not want to ask questions today, that’s why my email address is at the bottom of every slide, so feel free to use that to ask any questions.
Ok, a bit of background about webrecruit and myself. I’m Steve Nicholls, a career coach based in the UK. I help professionals to either change career or progress within their current career.According to the photo I spend my life sitting down near a beach!!– not true! I spend my time helping others change career, or progress within their current careerBefore I got into Career coaching I was in b2b sales (consultancy), and project management, general management. So I’ve been in the “real world” if you will, just so you know a little bit about my background. Incidentally, I’ve been through the career change process myself, I’ve had jobs I hate, situations I’ve had to solve – and talked to someone like me to generate ideas and explore ideas…. Why this subject? Why now? – the market is tough – competition is fierce – you need a thick skin to keep going…Why me? I know a little bit about career coaching, advice , and guidance, so for those reasons it’s a pleasure to be doing this.I hope you all know about Webrecruit? First fixed-fee low cost recruiter in the UK. I like the way they work – always looking to do more to help candidatesEstablished 11 yrs, Chairman is James Caan, highly successful entrepreneur (you might know him from the UK TV programme Dragons Den).Both our companies are committed to adding value to our services, and that’s why we bring these to you for free.I may use a bit of humour occasionally as is my coaching style, but I’m deadly serious about helping you, and I sincerely hope that this webinar does help you.And, please watch the other webinars on this channel.Timings Today: The webinar itself will probably run to 30+ minutes, so there will be time for questions at the end, but please feel free to type the questions as we go along, so that we’ll have a bank of them built up as we go. Explain questions box.Other webinars go into details about career change planning, transferable skills, and job interviews – this one is about motivation – keeping yourself going until you get sorted.
One thing…. Allow it…. Don’t multiply it….. Don’t beat yourself up!Write a list for the following day at the least – then rise early and start to work that planGo for a walk, think, meditate, give yourself time.I work with people in addressing “blocks” to their progress, but there are things you can do yourselfTaming Your Gremlin Book…..
Connect and we can all support each other. Not even started with the top 20 yet!! This is a way of keeping in touch with what's happening, new free resources to help you – Comment! Ask questions! (Job Interview Ebook)Be a support to each other; peer/support groups are great as long as they have a purpose. Actually that’s a preview to point 1 of the 20!---------------------------------------So please visit the FB page above, like the page, then we can keep in touch – not just “until you’re sorted” – but on an ongoing basis. Why talk about careers and jobs as if they were a finite thing? We know they're not, not any more… that’s the world we live in. You need to keep your finger on the pulseSo go to my page, like the page, and lets keep in touch!
Webinar is in the context of being: unemployed, being in a job you hate, or just as a bit of motivational help! Inspiration? Sometimes its those one or two points that hit home with people, so I intend throwing a lot of info at you today!1. Emotional intelligence – not a fad, a fact. It can apply in every business and social interaction2. Top 20 things you can do to help motivation – list is not exhaustive, and I don’t expect you to remember 20 things, so watch this again, and again if needs be – or right now, let me suggest that you write down which of these you feel you could act on. Really act on…Taking action is the key; it separates thinkers from doers………………………………..3. Questions4. Next steps…
Break down large goals into workable stepsYoutube video story of a guy who was lost in the jungle on his own, caught malaria, caught a second type of malaria, had 100 miles to walk to civilization. What he did was break down the task to sections of 100 paces, or if you like, how far ahead he could see in the jungle – which obviously isnt very far. He had a walking stick which he made marks in with his knife to mark his progress. He got out, and recovered.So break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable pieces, and mark your progress – write down the progress you’re making. Quick bonus tip:Some people (myself included) have a sheet of paper with every GOOD thing that’s happened that day/week, and refer to it when you’re having a bad day
Back to the agenda: Item 1: Why EQ?(in the context of job hunting) – to give you an edge – that’s what I want to do…Raise your EQ to raise your chances! – stats always telling us that those in the workplace with high EQ outperform those with high IQ, so why not apply this thinking to staying motivated while job hunting?!There are plenty of eq books out there, but if you’ve not been exposed to this before, just becoming AWARE of it will help you5 quick points before we move onBe yourself, always - Being responsible for you – who else can do that?- Higher eq = higher motivation - Empathy – looking outward not inward - Helping others? What about me?!?!?!? – It’s one of the hardest things to get, but once you do, (helping others – directly, indirectly, formal volunteering, or just a shift in mind set), it will help you. Please….Come back and tell me if it doesn’t!
The end in mind? 7 habits of highly effective people book, which is incidentally point number 2 of 7, number 1 is be proactive! So I urge you to take action, action of some kind, action that you can measure….Join a job-search group. It’s a reason to get out of the house and a venue to vent. You may even get some great feedback on your ‘personal presentation’, CV (it’s a subjective area at best, but the more opinion the better, and you’ll get to the best format for you, cover letter, etc.(“Groups” also include social media – LI – profile – ensure up to date – my latest blog article is all about this subject – it has to be done, and done well – other sm ok, but for now focus on LI - ) also there are job hunting groups on LI – join WR group if you haven’t already done so. Actual thread for job hunters2. Socialize with employed friends. It’s a reminder that jobs do exist. Besides, these are the people most likely to know about available positions and any jobs that might be coming up.
5. Avoid “glass-is-half-empty” folks. Everyone knows people like this. Minimize your exposure to them as much as you can, particularly when you need to be generating positive thoughts.6. Hang out with people who make you feel good, and good about yourself. Find and stick with friends and family who respect you, who like you for who you are, and who are positive and upbeat.
7. Expand your network every single day. The growth of your professional network is a better way to measure progress than how many interviews you have each week. We all know to some extent it’s a numbers game, and expanding your network with relevant people will pay off in the end – and don’t forget, that network isn’t just for now, its for the future too8. Media that inspire you. Choose books, blogs, magazines, movies, and TV that uplift you and make you feel better about everything. (Webrecruits website has a great blog, as does my own website…. where the whole idea is to inspire and inform you)Do you see how much of this is about being mindful. Being aware of YOU, what brings you down = avoid it, what helps = more of it! A lot of these points, not all perhaps, are directly in your control….
9. Read biographies of successful people. It can help enormously to realize that every successful person encountered failures and setbacks along the way. Every single one.10. Try new (to you) job-search techniques. Madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different resultse.g. Go for informational interviews - explainSwitch your CV from chronological to functional (Cv’s covered in a webinar about Transferable Skills). A different approach may breathe new life into your job hunt.
CHECK QUESTIONS TAB and REMINDJust a breather from the top 20 to remind you to write down your questions – please try to keep them brief – longer questions? Email me via Facebook or email aboveVoluntary work – who’s not engaged in it? I am… It’s a real no brainer for your CV and for motivation, and for that sense of contributionVolunteering can give you a genuine feeling that you’re giving something back. Not to mention relevant “contacts” if you do voluntary work related to your skills… also it looks much better on your CV if you’ve been doing something, and it will help your self esteem no end, but it will help you even more if you do it from a “giving” without expecting something in return kind of approach.So, get a volunteering role if you haven’t already – let me know?Ok, so moving onto number 11 and 12
11. Get a mentor. Definition?: Mentors offer perspective, advice, and encouragement. I have one – probably more than one – whether official so to speak, or unofficial its fine either wayIf you have a mentor, get a second one. You’re allowed to have as many as you want or need. If employing a coach ensure you’re a good match! Talk to a few coaches, and get a feel for how they work, as we’re all a bit different – in a good way!! 12. Ask a friend to be your “negativity police.” This is the person who will let you know when you’re projecting negativity. E.g interview prep…
13. Find someone to report your progress to. This can be a friend or job-search group or mentor. You’ll be more likely to keep on task if you are accountable to someone. Agreed?Reflection is vital – in life generally, but in the job hunt, definitely14. Spend time with a child. If not yours, someone in your family perhaps. Children are great big-picture people. They often have a way of reminding us what’s important in life, and just putting everything into context.
15. Get some exercise. Exercise produces those wonderful little endorphins. It’s a cheap, and legal, high. Start with something small and easy. Just to share with you something I called the “three tens” – squats, press ups, sit ups - - -and walking is GREAT too – good for thinking, ideas, strategies, often come to me as Im out for my walk16. Eat healthy. Cook good meals from scratch. It’s not only better for your body and mindtoo. Although, don’t get me started on fresh fruit and veg prices nowadays!!
17. Set a challenging goal. Whether it’s to run a marathon or clean out the garage, a challenge successfully boosts your mood. You will project more confidence as a result, and keeping confidence up when you go for an interview is vital – or you can come across as depressed!18. Learn something new. It can be related to your work or something for fun. Learning new things stretches your brain and brightens your outlook. A new discipline. Learning a new discipline is so so rewarding – not the learning of it, but even the striving to fulful our natural potential – and that can help to motivate us.
19. Help others. Volunteering is always an amazing upper. And who knows, you might make some great new contacts. Paying it forward…20. Designate one day a week when you won’t think about your job hunt. Take a break. Clear your head. Rest. Relax. Reenergize.
We talked about eq20 top tipsNext steps…. Cover that in a minutePlease note that board… this is all just me talking, unless you put some action into it.My challenge / invitation to you via my Facebook page & Facebook email is to let me know how you’ve got on over the next few days or weeks with your plans.
Questions…..Give me 30 seconds to look through the questions you’ve been asking….
So as I’ve said, I hope to see you on FB. Make sure you also visit the WR blog – great stuff in there tooRate this webinar; a 5 star rating is always nice, but your honest feedback is welcomed.Please share this channel info with your friends and networks too. Thanks and I’ll see you again for the next webinar. I hope you’ve all taken a positive step or two toward your goals by then Please make a start on the activities we’ve discussed TODAY, you know it makes sense. Thankyou and see you next time
Staying motivated while job hunting
Staying Motivated While JobHunting! firstname.lastname@example.org www.stevenichollscareercoaching.co.uk
Webinar Agenda 1. Emotional Intelligence 2. Top 20 Tips! 3. Questions 4. Next Stepscontact@stevenichollscareercoaching.co.uk www.stevenichollscareercoaching.co.uk
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Emotional IntelligenceRaising your self awareness and taking an honest look atyourselfTaking responsibility for and controlling your emotionsand impulsesMotivating yourself to succeed and relishing a challengeRecognising the feelings of others, even when thosefeelings may not be obviousBuilding and maintaining successfulrelationships, helping others to develop and shine firstname.lastname@example.org www.stevenichollscareercoaching.co.uk
Here We Go!..... Start with theEnd in mind!1. Join a job-search group (Incl Social Media)2. Socialize with employed friends email@example.com www.stevenichollscareercoaching.co.uk
5. Avoid “glass-is-half-empty” people!6. Spend time with people who make you feelgood (about yourself). firstname.lastname@example.org www.stevenichollscareercoaching.co.uk
7. Expand your network everyday.8. Media that inspires you! email@example.com www.stevenichollscareercoaching.co.uk
9. Read biographies of successful people.10. Try new (to you) job-search techniques. firstname.lastname@example.org www.stevenichollscareercoaching.co.uk