Negotiating a job offer is one of the scariest moments in your job search, ironically, since it’s also the much hoped for culmination of your journey. Donaldson’s Wish-Want-Walk method is designed to put everyone at ease as they approach a negotiation. It’s even more effective because of the simplicity of its design.
Lindsey Pollak is a consultant, coach and author who specializes in advice to – and about – millennials. She helps corporations understand and manage this large cohort, which now makes up more than a third of the U.S. workforce. She also offers advice to millennials who want to succeed and perhaps shed their image as …
In my last post, I wrote about the process of desensitizing yourself to rejection. The only way to take away the power of rejection is to practice receiving it daily. “No” only has the power to hurt you if you let it. You have plenty of options when someone tells you no. I’ll ask again …
What if you could hear “no” and not feel pain or shame? What would you pursue if you didn’t fear failing?
You’re actually rejecting yourself, either by not trying for what you want or personalizing a decision that may not have anything to do with you.
Fear of rejection permeates our psyche in all aspects of our life. It’s scary to meet new people, ask someone out on a date, or ask for a raise. So scary, in fact, that many of us don’t ever pursue what we really want; fear of rejection can actually lock you into a life you don’t want and don’t enjoy.
Adding style and drama to your presentation may get your resume noticed faster and read more thoroughly.
We take it for granted that we must interview before being offered a job. We practice for interviews – and dread them – as if they were inquisitions, but we hardly ever stop to think about who invented this particular form of torture.
Take a lyre player: he’s relaxed when he performs alone, but put him in front of an audience, and it’s a different story, no matter how beautiful his voice or how well he plays the instrument. Why? Because he not only wants to perform well, he wants to be well received – and the latter …
If you’re in a job search, you may have the idea that you should be looking for jobs. What if, instead, you flipped the script and forgot about jobs?