Career fear (and how to overcome it)

before blogI hinted at a virtuous circle idea You can’t study, it guarantees you actually I can’t study. Some people sent me a message about this, which made me think about the games our minds play with us.

A few years ago, I decided to quit my job and take a new path. Initially, I was too excited about every opportunity there. At some point, I turned down exciting new possibilities just because there are too many exciting possibilities right now. But over time, I had to choose a path and stick to it, so I froze. It didn’t matter what new opportunities came — what was the point of trying because I thought I would fail?

Thinking about the events of my life when things didn’t go as I expected, I played over and over again in my head. For example, I think I once bombed so badly at a meeting that I saw a bunch of tumbleweed past the podium. You didn’t expect to read that sentence, did you? Well that’s true. People can bomb at meetings. But so far, I may be the only one in control of it.Anyway, I was seemingly well developed Career fear.. (Freely add your own horror music; that’s how the line was written.)

I used to work in high places, but it can instill fear. But that’s not the horror I’m talking about. I think acrophobia is a very sane fear. It allows you to check your gear, check the gear of others and prevent things from failing. It’s a kind of “keeping you alive” fear. No, career horror is meaningless and useless horror, and you can’t take the next step in your career, apply for the job you really want, or even ask for a promotion that you know is right for you. I know that some people reading this don’t understand this kind of horror. Why couldn’t you apply for the job you wanted or ask for a promotion you deserve?

But I’m sure many of us have an accurate understanding of what career fear is. They are trying to hide or deny their fears, so they may even silently understand. As far as I know, career fear is very similar to impostor syndrome, fear of failure, and even Peter Pan Syndrome, at least for those who are incomprehensible to the layman. Basically, it’s a voluntary obstacle that prevents you from achieving your career goals.

So how can you overcome your career fears? There are many articles, blogs and videos about this online. And to me, they all seem to be summarized in the same one solution. Whatever “it” is, you just have to go do it. You have to assume and understand that you will sometimes fail, and that’s okay. You need to know that you won’t get a job because you know everything you need to know. So you should expect to ask for help and use the phrase “I don’t know.” Don’t worry you disappoint people. If you go through the hiring process and they choose you, they think you can do the job.

Think of it this way. Have you ever been disappointed because someone didn’t know the answer to your question and was honest? i haven’t. In fact, I like it more than lying or being given a bachelor of science answer. Know that nothing is perfect for you, but nothing else does. It’s normal to be afraid of refusal, or simply say “no”.

but, “If not, ask never to get it.. If the fear of being judged is your problem, I’m sorry to say that it’s applying for a job. It’s really hard to put yourself there, but you have to remember that you can’t let your fears control you. You also need to stop self-criticism. Instead, learn how to make negative self-talk positive and listen to the compliments you receive.

Once you understand all that, you need to make a plan. It is important to make a plan. If you know what you want, you need to figure out how you get there. This can be a pain for some people. I personally turn to my friends in this situation, but after reading Nick Heim’s post, “Benefits of Career Coaches in Civil Engineering Careers“I found getting a coach is another very wise option.

It’s the end of the year, so we’ve reached a natural turning point to do all this. So, stop playing your worst hits in your head over and over, and instead start thinking about what you really want in your career and a friend or friend who can help take you there Find a coach. There is no better time than now.

About the author:

Career fear

Rae Taylor is an engineer with extensive experience in advanced material characterization techniques. She has an award-winning PhD. The field of materials science focused on the analysis of microstructures using an electron microscope. Prior to her research in materials science, she worked in the clean and wastewater industry. Throughout her career, Ray has extensive experience in project management and lab management, including team building, process engineering, construction monitoring, safety management and quality assurance. She has over 10 years of experience in designing, developing and testing experimental procedures. Rae is team oriented and has extensive experience in education and tutoring, both in the work environment and in the classroom. She has presented her work to a diverse audience, from scholars and industrial professionals to the general public, with a particular interest in elastic development, whether it’s the whole material or the infrastructure.

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Career fear (and how to overcome it) Career fear (and how to overcome it)

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