Engaging in a well-defined and diligent job transition will go easier if you have support. Looking for a new job can be anxiety-producing, to say the least. Keeping up such a search, day-after-day, can feel exhausting; submitting resumes or having to actually go tell people you are in a job transition can be scary, and waiting to hear on a job can seem like a life-time – all of these can leave you feeling depleted and alone.
That is why it is important and very beneficial to get support to keep you focused, be your accountability partner, a sounding board, as well as a cheerleader. It is easy to lose perspective during this time so having support can give you that ‘outsider’s view’ and help you remain in a good frame-of-mind. Here are some types of support to consider:
- A Career Coach – these are the ‘experts’ who can help you define your goals and create a strategic strategy for getting your next position; they also have resources, the accountability, and the ‘rah rah’ you need
- A Career Support Group = finding a group of like-minded job seekers can help you feel not as alone and you can learn some ways that others are coping during their search
- A Mastermind – this is a group who are very specifically coming together to help each other find work; you might be in the same industry or not but the idea is to brainstorm ways or identify people who will help find that next position
- Family, Friends – these might be the first people you reach out but they also may not have the best perspective on the situation, especially if you live with them
Finding a new position ,whether internally or externally, can still be challenging so finding support can help jump-start that transition and in a quicker amount of time.