Confidence in Job Search with Lora Poeping

Life is throwing you lemons and you want to find a new job. The search can be challenging on a good day and staying confident through the process can feel like you're pushing a boulder uphill, in the snow. Lora Poepping, President of Plum Consulting & Coaching, returns to the studio to walk us through the fundamentals of staying confident throughout your job search, setting realistic expectations, and developing a clear message on what makes you good at what you do.

Show Notes

As you explore the job market, start with:

  • Knowing thyself
    • Practice saying your successes out loud; remember what makes you good at what you do - recently and in the past
  • Aligning your search to what you do well and do your research (industry, organization, role)
  • Developing your messaging with
    • What you have done
    • What you can do
    • What you will do
  • Take note of your energy and enthusiasm
  • Are you a solution for a problem that the hiring manager has today and tomorrow?
  • There is some value to "fake it until you make it"
  • In addition to building mental and emotional confidence, find physical confidence as well (Pilates, yoga, running, walking)
  • Surround yourself with people who will give you energy and avoid those who don't
  • Identify MeetUps and other after-work activities
  • Lora has worked with clients who thought that they're only option was to leave their current company but after working with Lora and her team at Plum Consulting and Coaching, were able to identify their marketability which in turn resulted in them showing up differently…and led to internal job opportunities not previously realized
  • The biggest thing you can do is invest yourself
  • No-one is going to do you like you do
  • Surround yourself with good people
  • Be realistic of your expectations
  • Your job search is similar to any other issue you face at work - how do I investigate, identify the right people, and move forward
  • Every client is different, there's no one-size fits all answer to job search
  • A job search can take as little as six (6) weeks or as long as six (6) months or longer so set your timeline expectations appropriately