This advice may not be for everyone - if you don't believe in the Law of Attraction, please skip this article. For those who are curious and those who really want to get a new job, read on.
If you have been trying for some time to find and land a job, I feel you. This is especially not the best place to be, in between jobs.
But the more frustrated and dejected you are, the harder it seems to get jobs. That cycle starts to repeat itself and after a while, you start to apply for jobs thinking - “it wouldn't work, I'm just going through the motions, this is crap”. You start showing up for interviews thinking “this is all a joke, they have someone they want to offer” and you are a statistic for them to say they interview x number of people. The achievements you used to have in your previous capacity now seem far away and perhaps imposter syndrome starts setting in.
When you are in this mental space, it is almost not possible to land the job of your dreams.
Understanding the Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction is a universal principle that states that we attract into our lives what we focus on. In other words, our thoughts, emotions, and actions all create energy that attracts similar energies back to us. E.g. If we focus on positive thoughts, emotions, and actions, we will attract positive experiences into our lives.
How I see it is Like draws to Like; in order to draw/attract what you want, you put yourself in an energy space of possessing that object/outcome you wanted. That object/outcome will be drawn to similar energies such as yours (if you are vibrating at that level) and when you perform actions that are executed with that intention, you and that outcome will eventually be drawn together. If you're looking for a new job or hoping to land your dream job, then realigning your personal energies or vibration can help you attract job opportunities, be shortlisted for interviews, achieve better interview outcomes, and ultimately land the job you've been hoping for.
Realigning Your Personal Energies
Realigning your personal energies involves taking a holistic approach to your job search. This means focusing on your thoughts, emotions, and actions to create positive energy that will attract job opportunities and positive outcomes.
To realign your personal energies, start by focusing on your thoughts. This means creating a positive mindset that is focused on your strengths and achievements. Instead of dwelling on your weaknesses, focus on your successes and how they relate to the job requirements. This will help you feel more confident and optimistic about your job search.
Next, focus on your emotions. Emotions are powerful energy sources that can either attract or repel opportunities. To attract positive job opportunities, focus on positive emotions such as gratitude, joy, and enthusiasm. This will help you radiate positive energy that will attract potential employers.
Finally, focus on your actions. Take actions that align with your goals, such as networking, applying for jobs, and preparing for interviews. This will help you create positive momentum that will attract job opportunities and positive outcomes.
Putting these together, these are some practical examples that you can try out.
- When applying for jobs, instead of thinking this is a waste of time, list complaints #1, 2, 3…
- In your free time, get busy. Instead of moping around at home, feeling low, dejected, or worse, taking it out on your loved ones, try
1. Practice being in an interview: take a JD, pretend you are the interviewer, and what would you ask? How would you reply then as a candidate? Record it, play it back, and refine it. Ask good questions back as a candidate too. Switch the roles, and practice over and over. One of the things candidates get nervous about is that they don't interview often enough to get good at it and they don't understand why a question was asked.
2. Keep active. Go volunteer yourself for a company or cause you to like or support. Do it part-time or gig or whatever mode of engagement that will work for you and the organization. Learn something, create new useful networks, or just simply enjoy contributing that will put you in a better mental space. But still make time to keep applying for roles
3. Keep your work network alive. Share your experience, and your volunteering, create something and share it with your friends and ex-colleagues. Let them know you are still looking for the right role but you are active and staying positive.
- Showing up for interviews: My ex-boss used to say - when you show up, you s.h.o.w up.
No phones, no laptops, full eye contact, great body language, thinking sharp. You are showing up 100% in that space with the other person.
The most important and maybe paradoxical thing is to go in with a positive attitude that radiates from the inside out.
This is one of the hardest things to do from my experience, working with candidates in between jobs and I don't blame them. It is so easy to lay all your hopes in this one interview and hold your breath until you (think most probably) get rejected. That’s why keeping active, doing some side gig or part-time work, will keep your confidence up.
That you feel inside you are truly valuable without feeling arrogant. I once heard this from Oprah - “It would be amazing if I get the job. But if I don’t, I’m ok, I’m not less valuable in any way.”
Feeling grateful is also key. To be grateful is to accept things as they are now, and put yourself in the vibration of harmony and acceptance. To feel gratitude to have this chance to be here, to get acquainted with this interviewer, and to have this experience. Not grateful ONLY if I get the job.
Switch up your perspective, after all, what does it cost you? If all these “woo-woo” doesn't work, it at least puts you in a better mood and state and perhaps, that is what we want for ourselves, for most parts.
In conclusion, realigning your personal energies can help you attract job opportunities, be shortlisted for interviews, achieve better interview outcomes, and ultimately land the job you've been hoping for.
By understanding the Law of Attraction, focusing on your strengths and achievements, and showing up well during interviews, you can create positive energy that will attract positive outcomes into your life.