Written by Cindy Nowack
Master Your Mindset to Land Your Next Job
Vered Kogan, a professional certified coach and job search expert, tells us that career transition can be an exciting time of growth and possibility. It can also be a stressful and overwhelming time in our lives. The key to your job search success is in your mind.
Our brain was programmed at the time of our birth until we reached 7 years old. Our experiences were given positive or negative meaning by our brain at that time, which then shaped our beliefs. Our brain then continued to look for evidence that strengthened those beliefs as we grew up.
Often, we are not even aware of the 60-70,000 thoughts that run through our brain each day. Breathing, eating, and even driving, can be subconscious efforts that we can do without really thinking about them. In fact, we are operating on “automatic pilot” most of the time. We may not even be aware of most of the belief systems dictating our life. The good news is our brain is a muscle. It can grow and learn and change.
We experience a range of emotions in the job search, and in life. Lots of highs and lows. Some people can ride the wave, but others resist. Those who resist struggle more. What’s the difference between those riding the wave and those struggling? Mindset!
Mindset is a belief, or a feeling of certainty, about something. Some mindsets can be negative and hurt us, such as anorexic patients who believe they are overweight, but in reality, they are dangerously underweight. We may have a negative mindset about our recent job loss too. We take the job loss personally, and have a victim mindset.
Other mindsets can be positive and empower us. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, but he bounced back after that setback, worked hard, and you know the rest of the story. Michael Jordan had an empowered mindset.
Through the MINDshift Change Process™, Vered wants you to know that we become what we believe. Beliefs make up 95-98% of our mental power. Every breakthrough starts with a change in our beliefs.
The MINDshift Change Process consists of five steps that can lead you through this mindset change:
Step 1 – Desire
Clarify your outcome. Have a clear vision of what you want to create – being hired for your target job, doing well at an interview, improving your well-being, working out, or eating healthy. Give clear, specific and positive instructions for your subconscious mind.
Step 2 – Mindset
Shift your limiting beliefs by replacing them with new beliefs. Tune in to your inner chatter – the fears and worries that may bubble up to the surface. Now wonder what if the opposite were true? Replace your fears and doubts with a positive, uplifting goal that is aligned with your new beliefs.
Step 3 – Focus
Train your brain to become more positive. As Vered said earlier, the brain is a muscle. The more you use your brain, the stronger it grows. You can take less than 10 minutes when you wake up in the morning to read your goals out loud and visualize. Imagine achieving your goal. The brain can be programmed by thought alone, so this daily practice will bring you closer to achieving your goals.
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen” – Muhammad Ali
Step 4 – Strategy
Adopt a proven strategy. Utilize the resources at Career Connectors events. Network.
Step 5 – Action
Take mega-aligned action. Break through the barriers that have been holding you back. Your results will change, and employers will notice. Your new mindset will give you new results.
A Cherokee tells his grandson the story of the fight of two wolves within each of us. One wolf is evil, and the other wolf is good. The grandson asks, “Which wolf will win?” The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed.”
The key to your job search success is your mindset. With these steps, you can reprogram your brain to a positive, empowering mindset, which will transform your job search and your life. Go to www.veredkogan.com for more details.
Cenlar started as a savings and loan in 1912. The company left the banking side in the 1980s to focus fully on the mortgage subservicing business. Cenlar serviced 1 million loans in 2013, and is projecting 40% growth through this year. They are managing that growth by hiring for many different positions and will reach 700 employees in Tempe this year. Cenlar has two offices here, at Hardy and Elliot and also Kyrene and Warner.
In addition to their robust benefits package, Cenlar offers internal promotions, a formal mentorship program, and ongoing education and training.
They are hiring for the following positions:
- Customer service
- Team leader
- Quality control
- Quality assurance
For more information about these positions, go to cenlar.com/careers, or call Robin or one of her team members at (480) 961-3900.
Aerotek was originally founded 30 years ago by two cousins in a garage. Today, they have become one of the top global recruiting and staffing agencies. Their client, UTC Aerospace, needs 300 people to test airplane evacuation slides over several days in mid-May. You could earn in $600 in 4 days if you are 18 years or older and can pass a medical screening. Here’s the flyer with more detail.
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On Wednesday, May 2, from 3-6pm, you are invited to the Freedom Financial Career Mixer. You can connect with the top performers and hiring leaders from all departments at Freedom Financial Network’s new location at 2114 E Rio Salado Blvd in Tempe. They are looking to hire more than 1,000 people. Come see why they were voted #1 “Best Place to Work” in Phoenix. RSVP at http://bit.ly/ffn-mixer.
Our next meeting is Thursday, May 3 at Grand Canyon University where Career Connectors will host a Technology Panel, with Vixxo, GoDaddy, USAA, Dignity Health, TechFinders, and Freedom Financial Network.