Tag: morale

I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do? (TPOY071)

When we are first laid off, it can be overwhelming.  Our income is going or gone.  And we face the prospect of going through a painful, barely understood process to get a job. This Power of You microcast… Read More

How do I answer interviewers’ questions about my future when I don’t know myself? (TPOY068)

In a continuing series on Difficult Interview Questions, this Power of You microcast addresses how to answer future oriented questions like what we will be doing in five years.   Other Power of You microcasts referred to in… Read More

I can imagine some objections to my candidacy; how do I tell which, if any of these I need to worry about? (TPOY067)

At various times in the interview process, we may suspect, that we are being viewed as a flawed candidate.  This Power of You microcast addresses how to approach this sensitive topic.   Other Power of You microcasts referred… Read More

I sometimes feel I am getting in my own way with my negative thoughts – what can I do to overcome this? (TPOY060)

Whenever we are in a new or unfamiliar situation, like being out of a job, we tend to doubt ourselves and pay more attention to our fears than when we feel secure and in familiar territory.  The bad… Read More

I need to know more before I can put myself out there in the job market. How can I do this without feeling foolish? (TPOY056)

It is tempting to think that a job campaign is like a lot of other things we deal with in the 21st Century: Do the necessary work up front, push a button and your result appears.  A 19th… Read More

Can you give me some ideas how I can keep up my morale while I am working towards my next job? (TPOY047)

A job campaign commits us to change and often exposes us to all kinds of negative feedback, not least from ourselves!  These things can undermine our efforts. This microcast suggests some ways we can support ourselves so we… Read More

Can you share some examples of Values and Preferences to help me think about what I like about my work beyond what I do? (TPOY039)

Work is a place where we spend a significant part of our waking hours.  While many things about work are given, there are aspects of the culture, the environment and other intangibles that could be as important as… Read More

I am just graduating from school and am overwhelmed by the job market. What should I do? (TPOY031)

The job market is overwhelming for everyone, especially when coming from the academic world and entering the wider working world with its different culture, rhythm and requirements.  This microcast lays out a few key truths about the job… Read More

How can I keep up my morale when my job campaign is so discouraging and seems never-ending? (TPOY016)

There are many reasons why seeking work feels so hopeless.  Besides our increasing insecurity due to the lack of a paycheck, we have lower self-esteem since we are no longer contributing in the way that work allows.  Add… Read More