Anyone else have times when you were feeling really deflated this past year? I learned to do two things that helped get me through those moments: 1) Asking for help and 2) Practicing gratitude.

This past summer I was feeling a bit stuck and uninspired, so I enlisted the help of a business coach. Normally I’m pretty DIY, so this was big for me. I take a lot of pride in figuring things out on my own, but if 2020 taught me anything, it’s that I need connection with—and even help from—my fellow humans. My coach helped me to not only envision what is possible, but also kept me on track during those times when I just wanted to curl up into a ball.

Celebrate Your Wins

One thing he’s taught me is to celebrate even the small victories. Taking a moment each day or each week to focus on your wins is a great way to bring gratitude into your life. Usually I celebrate by doing a little dance. Get a client (little dance), client lands a job (little dance), get child to school on time (little dance). These mini-celebrations have helped me to focus on the positive instead of letting the year drag me down.

Ask For Help

For job seekers, especially, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Finding a job during a pandemic has been daunting for many. The job market is flooded with qualified candidates and many companies have established hiring freezes. This is where asking for the help of a Certified Resume Writer and job search coach can make sure your achievements are coming through on your resume and that you have all the tools you need to tap into the hidden job market.

Not only is it important that you are in the best possible position to land a job, but it also helps if you have a positive mindset so you can job search with confidence. Make sure you celebrate even the little victories: Applied to 3 jobs this week (little dance), had a great informational interview (little dance), learned of a new company that has a great mission (little dance). Ok, you don’t have to do a little dance. But definitely do something that brings a smile to your face. Your confidence will thank you.