What Does A “Seasoned Executive” Have To Do These Days To Get A Job? Tip 1 of 6

  1. Know Your Worth

The hardest step there may be to enduring long term unemployment is to not take it personal.  The first couple rejections are one thing.  But when the rejection goes on and on, or worse yet, there is no reply, even the strongest egos could get a little sensitive about it all.  It’s important to never forget that you bring value to this world.  You have marketable, usable skills.  If you have made a stellar presentation and were spot on with the entire interview, every time you are turned away from a job you are a clear candidate for, it is “their” loss.  Every time there is no response, it is “their” error.  It is not a reflection on you.  If you cannot convince yourself of this right now, answer these two questions: 

  • What do I see when I look in the mirror?
  • What do other people see when they look at me?

If the two questions have very different answers, it’s time to take a hard look at yourself and consider enlisting help to work on identifying your own abilities, and developing a “personal brand strategy” to express your value clearly to yourself, and the world around you.  Know your worth, and it will help you with understanding and responding to an interviewers questions, and your competition. If you are able to communicate it all effectively, you could sell yourself to a prospective employer, before the interview even begins. Know your worth, and remind yourself of it, daily.



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  1. Great tip. It’s so important to know that you have value…that you are a person of value and have something to offer.

  2. As I am well into my second year of unemployment (despite not being a “seasoned executive”), I do try to keep my spirits up with such thoughts. Wondering if it’s worth getting a professional photog to pretty up a picture for me on LinkedIn.

  3. Rejection….is so very hard and does take its toll on even the most seasoned of personalities. Every time I put a painting “out there” I hold my breath…..but it does get easier and I’ve learned that I do have something to offer. It just not be for everyone, but for a select few who have exceptional taste! LOL!

  4. My husband went through a period like that. It was tough. It is hard not to take it personally.

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