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Shirin Khamisa, an ICF accredited coach, career counsellor and founder of Careers By Design agrees that reframing from that singular focus on “needing work” and doing things to feel more empowered can be an important key to success. She stresses the importance of taking action to help you stay in a positive frame of mind throughout the process. Khamisa explains that when people start feeling discouraged, they typically stop doing things, and continuous action is essential to both feeling good and finding a job.
“When clients come to see me, one of the first things we focus on is feeling better. For example, if you have the thought, there are no jobs out there, you will feel like there is nothing you can do to change your situation. You will take little or no action. If you recognize that there is always some movement in the market and believe that there are opportunities for you to use your skills and make a positive impact on the world, you will be more likely to take the action steps necessary to find a new position.” …
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