18 min

Ep. 18 The First Step To Land Your Next Job: It’s Not Your Resume The Unlock Lab

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In this episode I explain why it’s important to rip up the old playbooks of what the process is for looking for what’s next. Traditional thinking says – dust off that resume PRONTO. Not so fast my friends, I want you to get your head and heart right before you dive into updating your resume. This is because when we are in the pursuit of what’s next, we often have to process and clear the path we have recently been on – or in some cases go back way further. This enables you to get your mojo and your confidence back for going after what you want next. Tune in for inspiration and practical tips on what to do first. And don’t worry – we will get into my hot resume tips in my very next episode.

 

Action Items When Looking For Your Next Role:


DO NOT touch your resume until you can find a glimmer of excitement and how
Take the time to process and clear what is still feeling crappy from your career journey
Assess if there is a disconnect between how you feel about yourself and how you present yourself externally to the world
Take a BREAK – as long as you possible can to ground back into the REAL you and avoid burnout
Put together your support team and system
Consider what advice you would give your best friend if they were in your situation
Take a look at your environment and make some adjustments that align with where you are going and who you want to be in that journey
Choose what feels good and fun
 

Quotables:

(5:20) "If your confidence is in the crapper, if you're feeling not enough, if you're feeling frustrated, or if you're feeling like what you're looking for isn't going to exist or doesn't exist, or you're just feeling negative and pessimistic about things, then if you touch your resume when you're in that energy, it's not going to serve you. The resume is not actually the most important thing in the process of career transformation. What's most important is that you are energetically in a great place, that you feel good about yourself and your experience and what you bring to the table. Because once you feel that way, once you've stepped into the narrative that serves you, once you've looked back and said, what do I need to clear and done that work? And you look back and say, what have I learned from the things that maybe didn't go well or didn't go the way that I wanted it to? Once you're able to do that, then the resume is a reflection of your truth and how you actually feel about yourself.

 

(13:14) When you're ready to take the next step in your career, my recommendation is for you to take a look at your environment and make some adjustments. So it kind of goes back to this idea of what's the energy that you're in and when you're ready for a new chapter. Taking a look at your space is really helpful to say, okay, how do I want to signal to myself that I'm ready for change and I'm ready for this next step? It could be a few different things. It might be your office space. It might be somewhere in your home.

 

(17:39) “If it feels heavy and daunting to look at your resume and to make adjustments, don't do it. Wait until you're in a space where you can find a little bit of excitement to tell your story, a little bit of excitement to look at what's next. We are conditioned to believe that we have to things, that we have to do things even when we're in a crappy mood or whatever. And that's not true. I think that you will be way more productive and way more effective if you first honor that you want to get your mind and your heart right.”



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Theme music by: Adrian DiMatteo

Podcast audio edited by: Landis Podcast Editing  

In this episode I explain why it’s important to rip up the old playbooks of what the process is for looking for what’s next. Traditional thinking says – dust off that resume PRONTO. Not so fast my friends, I want you to get your head and heart right before you dive into updating your resume. This is because when we are in the pursuit of what’s next, we often have to process and clear the path we have recently been on – or in some cases go back way further. This enables you to get your mojo and your confidence back for going after what you want next. Tune in for inspiration and practical tips on what to do first. And don’t worry – we will get into my hot resume tips in my very next episode.

 

Action Items When Looking For Your Next Role:


DO NOT touch your resume until you can find a glimmer of excitement and how
Take the time to process and clear what is still feeling crappy from your career journey
Assess if there is a disconnect between how you feel about yourself and how you present yourself externally to the world
Take a BREAK – as long as you possible can to ground back into the REAL you and avoid burnout
Put together your support team and system
Consider what advice you would give your best friend if they were in your situation
Take a look at your environment and make some adjustments that align with where you are going and who you want to be in that journey
Choose what feels good and fun
 

Quotables:

(5:20) "If your confidence is in the crapper, if you're feeling not enough, if you're feeling frustrated, or if you're feeling like what you're looking for isn't going to exist or doesn't exist, or you're just feeling negative and pessimistic about things, then if you touch your resume when you're in that energy, it's not going to serve you. The resume is not actually the most important thing in the process of career transformation. What's most important is that you are energetically in a great place, that you feel good about yourself and your experience and what you bring to the table. Because once you feel that way, once you've stepped into the narrative that serves you, once you've looked back and said, what do I need to clear and done that work? And you look back and say, what have I learned from the things that maybe didn't go well or didn't go the way that I wanted it to? Once you're able to do that, then the resume is a reflection of your truth and how you actually feel about yourself.

 

(13:14) When you're ready to take the next step in your career, my recommendation is for you to take a look at your environment and make some adjustments. So it kind of goes back to this idea of what's the energy that you're in and when you're ready for a new chapter. Taking a look at your space is really helpful to say, okay, how do I want to signal to myself that I'm ready for change and I'm ready for this next step? It could be a few different things. It might be your office space. It might be somewhere in your home.

 

(17:39) “If it feels heavy and daunting to look at your resume and to make adjustments, don't do it. Wait until you're in a space where you can find a little bit of excitement to tell your story, a little bit of excitement to look at what's next. We are conditioned to believe that we have to things, that we have to do things even when we're in a crappy mood or whatever. And that's not true. I think that you will be way more productive and way more effective if you first honor that you want to get your mind and your heart right.”



Tosca’s Links and Resources:

Tosca’s Website

Get in Touch with Tosca

Submit your question for Tosca to answer on her ALL ACCESS episode



Giving Flowers To:

Theme music by: Adrian DiMatteo

Podcast audio edited by: Landis Podcast Editing  

18 min