Abled Workers Unite
Stop Comparing Yourself To Other Job Seekers
I know, it is unavoidable. Especially when you see someone you know post on the boards that they just started their first week on their new job, and you think, "Why can't I be that lucky?" Or you read another post about someone who landed their dream job after just a few weeks of searching, and you start to feel discouraged and frustrated and anxious, and you start wondering, “What’s wrong with me?”
Remember that everyone is different and everyone's job search journey is different. One size does not fit all. As long as you are doing your best, and following standard job search guidelines, that is all you can do. Your time will come.
Everyone has different skills, experience, and goals. And everyone is coming from a different situation. Some people may have a network of connections that can help them find a job. Others may have more time to dedicate to their job search. Some may have been willing to work onsite or relocate. Others may have been willing to start out in a temporary position instead of full-time.
So please don’t compare yourself to others. It's like comparing apples to oranges. Plus, it’s not good for you. Focus on your own journey. What are your goals? What are your strengths? What are you passionate about?
Once you have a good understanding of yourself, you can start to focus on finding a job that's a good fit. And that's when you'll start to see success.
Here are a few tips to help you stop comparing yourself to others:
Focus on your own goals.
Remember that everyone's journey is different.
Celebrate your own successes.
Writing a Resume can be a major roadblock for some of you. Here is a Tip! You can ask ChatGPT what a great resumé looks like for the specific job you want.
As an example you can ask Chat GPT to “Write you a resumé for a Customer Service position that earns over $50,000 per year” or you can ask it to “Rewrite your current Resume for the new position you are applying for (you’d copy paste yours into the feed for this one) or you can ask it to “Build you an epic resume for a junior engineer.”
You can also ask differnt prompts for different parts of your resume and build off of that.
Once you’re happy that it stands out enough, you are good to go.
** Different skills - Same jobs**
I'm in the final running for two very different jobs - added plus it looks like there won't be a visual issue with software at either.
I customized my resume and cover letter for both, using different skills from the same jobs.
Great News! Advocates have worked very hard for this victory.
National Institute of Health designates people with disabilities as a population with health disparities https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-designates-people-disabilities-population-health-disparities
Today is the 50th year Anniversary of the signing of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The significance of this legislation included advancements in the Vocational Rehabilitation program as well as access and accommodations for individuals with disabilities in programs receiving federal funding. It was the foundation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. #AWU #disability
Work ethic describes a person's or employee's personal set of core values and how they dictate how they approach tasks, problems, and projects.
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Are employers more interested in a list of your Skills or a list of your Accomplishments?
I would say Accomplishments. Think about it. If your Skills do not have any Accomplishments what good are they. Make sure to highlight your Accomplishments on your Resume. #AWU #disability #resumetips