Updated: Sep 16
Have you ever spent time with a 3-year-old in a Batman costume?
He stands tall, leaps off of furniture, and runs faster so that his cape flies out behind him.
Before he had the costume, he was perfectly wonderful and loveable. But as Batman….he is more confident and he takes bigger risks. Honestly, he values himself more.
When you’re job searching, it can really get to your confidence. People you thought would be great allies can be MIA, you get rejected for roles you are well-qualified for. You wonder whether you were thinking too big and need to tone down what you really want…
A Key to Job Searching:
Your career transition is an embodiment exercise.
You need to embody the version of yourself who has the kind of work you want in order to show up like that person. It’s not fake-it-till-you-make-it, it’s embody-it-till-you-own-it.
When you embody (think, believe, and act like) that future version of yourself, what you want comes faster and more easily. A new resume is one of the embodiment tools I use.
The new resume is like a Batman costume. Both provide an updated sense of identity. And that leads to more bravery.
If you don’t have great materials and coaching, that just makes you normal, and you can still go about the typical job search actions.
However, and I say this with gentleness: when you really want to be in that new role...in each week that passes, what are you missing out on?
More confidence and vitality? Your health and well-being? Thousands in income?
She has so.much.hustle. She also was getting really frustrated about her lack of traction. She has a lot of confidence in the work that she does and was exhausted and annoyed by the market not seeing her capability. This is normal and understandable, but that doesn't make it less impactful.
She knew her resume wasn’t great and she didn’t know how to make it stronger. That was frustrating, too because she’s a marketing and sales pro, but doing it for herself….
There aren't stellar examples of outstanding resumes online or in print. And doesn’t it make sense? It’s the writer’s intellectual property that they’ve evolved over years of refinement.
Jessica decided she at least wanted to try a new resume and some coaching before giving up on her goal. With her new, powerful resume and some tweaks to her strategy and messaging, she landed a role at her #1 company. They customized the position to make it even better for her, and more lucrative.
"I love having my own personal cheerleader. Everyone should have one. Where have you been all my life?"
Why should you expect yourself to create your own powerful resume? I can’t give myself an excellent haircut and odds are, you can’t write an excellent resume. Neither of us is at fault.
You don't have to figure it out on your own. If you want to be in a different place, let’s talk. You can schedule a free chat here.
Thanks for reading. I’m in your corner,