Why you Need a Power Pose for Your Next Career Move

I’m going to let you in on a secret… you should expect to feel silly during your first power pose experience! But once you see its potential to boost your confidence and adjust your focus, you’ll be hooked!

What is a Power Pose?

A Power Pose (sometimes called Victory Pose) is an attitude shifting, self-improvement technique that is guaranteed to make you feel strong, powerful, and confident.

It doesn’t need to be complicated. Start by standing up straight with your legs wide and hands on your hips (think super-woman style).

Some people, myself included, like to lift their head and arms up high while puffing out their chest. You can even practice a power pose whilst sitting on a chair with your back straight, hands on knees, and head facing forward.

You can also accompany your power pose with a mantra. Something like, “I can do this,” or “I am strong, smart and powerful,” or better yet, “I am going to get this job!”

Why are Power Poses helpful?

Not only does standing in a powerful position automatically makes you feel powerful, but it can also help to lower your stress levels and clear your mind.

Just like adjusting your posture while you’re concentrating on finishing a task, a power pose realigns your focus and clears your mind.

How can a Power Pose help in my job search?

If you are nervous about an upcoming interview…

Or you want to make a positive first impression…

Or maybe you just need to remind yourself that you are capable, qualified and READY…

Practising a power pose (don’t worry, it’s actually recommended you do this in private!) before your big meeting, presentation or interview helps you to prepare your body and your mind for the challenges ahead.

It’s a proven technique for focusing in on your goal and leaving a positive impact on those around you.

Give it a go when you next need a shot of bravery or injection of courage!

Lacking confidence in your Power Pose, jump on a free call today by CLICKING HERE and see how we can help you boost your confidence 10 fold.

Is job-hopping affecting your job application? Plus, what you can do about it…

Job-hopping is a very common career trait among my clients. Some potential employers see this is as a red flag when assessing your resume, so it is important that we understand why this happens. This is something that we can help you with. More often than not, the reason behind your job-hopping is to do with internal patterns you subconsciously create for yourself. Read on to find out how to identify these patterns, and what you can do to improve your chances of landing that dream job…

First, what is job-hopping?

Job-hopping occurs when you only stay in a job for a short amount of time. If you find yourself jumping from one job to the next and you are always on the hunt for the next opportunity… chances are, you are a job-hopper.

Some common traits of job-hoppers are:

  • a very ‘full’ resume
  • surface-level experience
  • lacking clarity in career goals
  • a constant feeling of being unsettled at work

So, how could job-hopping affect your application?

It is true that some job-hopping cannot be helped. We may find ourselves in a situation that we aren’t expecting, or maybe we are promised the world in an interview and soon find that the wool has been pulled over our eyes.

However it happens, a history of job-hopping is generally an undesirable trait on a resume. Employers like to dream up their own stories and make assumptions about why you can’t ‘hold down a job.’

On top of this, being a job-hopper can also affect your ability to enjoy your work. How? Well, if you are unclear about your career goals and have a history of short stays, there’s a strong chance that you are constantly looking for reasons to jump ship. Not only that, but you are more likely to continue to find yourself in similar roles.

What can you do to stop this?

It’s time to take a look from the outside in…

  1. What is your pattern? If you can begin to identify the WHY behind your job-hopping, you can take steps to fix it. Are you going for the wrong industry? The wrong type of management? Big businesses instead of small?
  2. What is it that you REALLY want? A supportive boss? A friendly team environment? The autonomy to make the role your own? Find that intention and go for it.
  3. Ask questions. Once you’ve identified your pattern and objective, you MUST ask the right questions in your next interview. For example, “what is the management style at Company XYZ?” If you are able to find out what an ordinary day may look like in your new role BEFORE you accept it, you will give yourself time to evaluate the position. Is this the right fit?

Next career steps…

So, do you think you’re a job-hopper? If you’re concerned about it affecting your applications… take a moment to assess your patterns and identify what it is that you really want in your next role. What will keep you there for years to come?

And if you’re unsure of how you’ll answer an interviewer’s questions, or you don’t know how to appropriately word your job-hopping past on your resume…

Jump on a free 20-minute CareerCall with one of our experts. We can help you move forward in your career, assist you in developing stronger job searching techniques, and stop your job-hopping patterns in their tracks!