When looking for a job or new career, everyone needs a little help. No one can or should handle everything alone, but who knows what you want or need better than you? You need to take the first step towards planning your new career. Take a little time to really figure out what it is you want to do with your life. Don’t be afraid to ask others for assistance. Asking for help creates an atmosphere of empowerment. It communicates to others that, while you may not have all the answers, you are willing to find them and make better decisions.
The number one reason people don’t like to ask for help is simply fear. Fear that others will judge you, fear that others will see you as weak or damaged. This fear is the same kind of fear that holds many of us back from getting ahead on our jobs and in our lives. We get caught up with NOT asking others for help in finding opportunities. Sometimes, if you are lucky, we may have people in our lives that can see what we need and offer to help before we ask. Realize that it’s not always easy for other people to see when we need help. Oftentimes we put on a brave front to mask the problem or give off signals that we don’t want to talk about it. Don’t wait for someone to read your mind or notice what you need. Ask, and if their help doesn’t get you what you expect right away, don’t give up.
Successful people are driven and motivated and when the going gets tough, they ask for help! They know what they are good at and surround themselves with people who are good at everything else. They readily acknowledge when they don’t know something and instead of pretending they do know, they ask questions to try and educate themselves. There is so much to accomplish throughout the day that it can become overwhelming. Getting help is often the solution, that’s where I come in. Every journey begins with a first step; so whether you are just entering the workforce and trying to land your first job or you want to continue to successfully climb the ladder. I can help you on your journey to a new career and help you map out the plan that will take you there. So feel free to contact me at http://www.msselfconfident.com.