Job Seeking?

By Tricia Molloy

Here are Five Ways to Use Universal Principles to Find Your Ideal Project Management Job

Searching for a new job can be one of the most challenging and emotional experiences of your life. When you use universal principles—like affirmations and gratitude—you will have the clarity, confidence and commitment you need to succeed. By following these five strategies, you’ll have a competitive edge to not only find another project management position but the one that’s right for you.

1. Clean Out the Clutter.
New opportunities and helpful people can’t reach you if physical, technical and emotional clutter is blocking the way. The law is: The universe abhors a vacuum. When you clear out the clutter (paperwork and old emails, as well as forgiving your last employer for letting you go), you create the space for the universe to fill it with what serves your highest good.

2. Trust Your Wisdom.
Don’t know where to start? Tap into your inner guidance by meditating, relying on your intuition and paying attention to synchronicities to lead the way. Ask yourself who you should call today and where you should spend your time. Trust your gut instincts when meeting with prospective employers and evaluating job offers.

3. Raise Your  Vibrations.
Looking for a job can be frustrating and often creates fear and doubt. That leads to vibrating at a low, negative level. We are all vibrational beings and we vibrate at different levels at different times. Vibrations is just another word for feelings and emotions. It’s about keeping a positive attitude. The universal law states that energy attracts like energy—just like a magnet. When we operate from a place of love, peace and trust, we vibrate at a high level and we attract people and circumstances that vibrate at that same positive, constructive level. Increase and maintain a high vibration by taking good care of yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, spend time with positive people, enjoy nature, find reasons to laugh, sing, enjoy a hobby, and practice random and not-so-random acts of kindness.

4. Affirm Success.
Studies show we talk to ourselves about 10,000 times a day and 80% of that talk is negative. Be aware of what you’re saying to yourself when you wake each morning, before making phone calls, at networking events and as you prepare for interviews. Keep it positive, in the present and brief. Consider using affirmations like these: “I attract ideal job opportunities today.” “I am guided to make smart job search choices.” “I have all the skills and abilities to be a valuable asset to this company.” “I am the greatest project manager!” Write your affirmations down, post them, say them with a smile, and share them with others.

5. Give Thanks Often.
Though your main focus may be that you don’t have a job, there are many other very positive things you do have. A few nights a week, write in a gratitude journal. Include the typical list of your good health, family, friends, skills and experience. Commit to include at least one original entry each time, like you scheduled two promising interviews. By being aware of what’s going right in your job search, you increase the flow of more good things. Writing in your journal at night will also help you get a good night’s sleep and be at your best the next day.

Whether you’re looking for a project management job or choose to excel at the job you have, these five strategies will support your success.

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