Susan Peppercorn, executive transition coach, principal with Positive Workplace Partners, and author of Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work: Evidence-Based Strategies to Thrive in Your Career, was recently featured on HigherEdJobs.com in an article titled, How to Quell Job Search Anxiety.
The article acknowledges the excitement of a job search, but recognizes it can also be worrisome when we feel the weight of competition coupled with the anxiety of feeling evaluated.
In response, Susan advised job-seekers:
One of the best ways for a job-seeker to quell their inner critic is to recall a challenge in the past that they overcame. What was the situation and what inner resources did they call on to meet that particular encounter? Bringing to mind a previous difficult situation that we surmounted reminds us during times of stress that we can do it again.