- Language Skills
Breaking down how you speak
How much do you have to say? (It turns out, less is more)
Replacement vocabulary (holding their interest)
Speaking with absolute conviction (how to practice, and hearing how you express yourself)
English 101 / How you speak validates you or keeps you down.
Personal shortcomings (Stuttering. Huh is never used in conversation.)
How much do you actually have the power to change? What’s with the uniform?
What your appearance says about you
Personal flaws i.e.: sweating, personal hygiene, talking while gesturing
Knowledge of Self
Finding your personal power (self knowledge is your strongest ally)
Finding what you already have that could help you and rejecting the rest
Knowing what you want, and knowing when to compromise.
Recognizing and dealing with your own demons and how to manage them.
You have the knowledge, but not the social skills.
Networking…..something you do your whole life.
Knowledge of Company
Basic knowledge of interested company
Resume rewrites/ There is more than one resume!
Elevator pitch/ 30 sec. to sell yourself.
What ARE you are bringing to them?
On the Spot wisdom
How to calm yourself (Breathing & Acting)
The wisdom of hesitation
When thrown, how to get back on track
When to be personable
It’s just a job and not a political office. When to use humor
How taking rejection as a challenge instead of a personal flaw.
The first importance of the first 30 seconds
Coming out of isolation and joining the work force
Sometimes you have to “settle”.
School loans? Savings? Part time vrs. Full time (putting off your dream)
Clear communication skills ( Knowing when to push and when to fold when presented with a $number. Staying home (saving money) vrs a life-style (that you can’t yet afford).
Your schooling is behind you now and hopefully has prepared you for not only the job market, but the social one as well. Maybe you have or haven’t got any connections in your choice of business. Maybe you were lied to by well intentioned parents and friends and reassured that your future was set. Maybe you were given things that you wanted instead of earning them. The former has developed a muscle that you never had to. Guess what? They have the edge.
Perhaps you need to sit down with someone that you trust to help you on your way, a Coach who will help you edit and prepare yourself for the professional world. Someone who see’s and hears how you got this far, and knows to tell you the truth about how you come across. Someone who sees past the bull shit but never makes you feel like your being judged. Someone who believes in and helps you find your own individual personal power. A coach who only wants you to be as big as you can “out there” and knows that playing small serves no one especially yourself.
John Shinavier, MA, RYT, Life Coach