World-renowned UCLA Behavioral Scientist, Dr Robert Maurer, found that any sort of change a person experiences, good or bad, is perceived as a threat by the brain and can stop you from taking action.
Therefore, the ideal way to avoid triggering that the fear response is to make the perceived change so small that it is literally impossible for you to fail at it. This, at its most basic level, is a micro-commitment – a small incremental step you can take to move forward without feeling fear around your action.
You have been used to applying for jobs a certain way. I’m coming in with a new Challenge. The initial reaction for, you will be to avoid taking action at all.
I want you to take small action steps. Take this as a challenge for yourself to improve. Unless you are committed, you are going to revert back to your old way to apply for jobs.
Then old actions = same results.
Jon’s search is long and requires a dedicated plan. Top Achievers and those who climb the career ladder are well aware of this and they have taken effort to hone each and every aspect of job search skill. It’s been the effort I put into learning those skills that resulted in a 100% success rate of all In-Person Interviews in my Career!
Wouldn’t you want the same result? Wouldn’t want to hone the skills one time, that can be used for entire life and career?
Just commit to completing the tasks in the next 7 to 10 days.
You will learn about you, the current process that you follow and what can be done differently. Perhaps, this will give an opportunity to think, why you have adopted a specific job search process and apply the same self-discovery to all the process you have adpopted without any specific reasons.