Career Goddess: Emotional and Mental Rehearsal for Job Search Success

If you have been laid off from a job, downsized, fired, “let go”,  or otherwise removed from your last job, your feelings of anger, sadness, disbelief, frustration, denial, humiliation, lack of confidence, and emotional rawness are a natural result. The challenge you face when seeking your next job is to resolve those unproductive, negative emotions and stop them from sabotaging your job search.

Emotional and mental rehearsal prior to an interview can help you to imagine yourself successfully fielding even the most difficult questions. In addition, with guided visualization and the assistance of a trained facilitator, you can not only safely explore and put negative emotions on the backburner, but also exude more self-confidence and genuine positive attitude in all your job-search interactions.

Mental and emotional rehearsal is a reliable and oft-used technique by the best athletes in sports, as well as every other high-performance activity. For example:

Before the (Olympic) trials I was doing a lot of relaxing exercises and visualization. And I think that that helped me to get a feel of what it was gonna be like when I got there. I knew that I had done everything that I could to get ready for that meet, both physically and mentally. - Michael Phelps, Olympic record-breaking athlete

Visualization lets you concentrate on all the positive aspects of your game. - Curtis Strange, American top-rated golfer

I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen. - Charles A. Garfield, American peak performance expert, researcher and trainer

See yourself confronting your fears in your mind's eye and handling those fears like a champ. - Les Brown, American motivational trainer, speaker and author

The Job-Loss Recovery Program, created by Dr. Lynn Joseph, has proven results. When Dr. Joseph conducted a study with dislocated white-collar workers using the guided visualization process, she found that 62% of the guided imagery group landed a job within 2 months, as compared to 12% of the control group (in the same timeframe) who did not engage in job-loss recovery guided visualization.

Guided visualization is as essential tool in any job seeker’s toolkit. That’s why I am so excited to have earned certification as a Job-Loss Recovery Program Facilitator, one of a select few in the first training program (10-hour interactive workshop).

Every communication and job-search action you engage in has the potential to fast-forward your success. Why not tap into that potential through guided imagery and mental rehearsal? Contact me to learn how you can improve your mental and emotional resilience though this proven visualization system.

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