HOW TO GET A GREAT JOB DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC
Betsi Roach had been unemployed for more than a year when all hell broke loose with this virus thing. And yet…she just landed her dream job! Check out the interview below to hear how she did it, and the advice she has for fellow job seekers…especially now.
And how to stay positive while you’re looking…
The other day I got a call that made me wildly happy.
It was my friend Betsi Roach, an awesome woman I met earlier this year and who was in the first ever Soul Care Masterclass, which took place in March. She was calling with the good news that she’d just gotten a great job offer. On her birthday, no less.
As I write this, she is in her first days as Executive Director of a professional association. YAY!!!
NOW THAT SOUNDS PRETTY DAMN GREAT ALREADY, RIGHT? BUT WAIT, YOU DON’T KNOW THE HALF OF IT YET.
What you don’t know, is that Betsi already had been unemployed for well over a YEAR when we met.
As someone used to serving in an executive capacity in the association space, it was, as Betsi says, “soul sucking” to be between jobs for so long…particularly as a single person. (As Betsi says in our conversation, “Being 56 and single wasn’t part of the plan!”)
And then a global pandemic brings the world to a screeching halt? Jeez, how much can a gal take?
Watch the Conversations with Moxie interview we did just a few days later to hear about Betsi’s journey and her most excellent advice on everything from keeping your spirits and energy up (ahem, Soul Care, yes!)…to networking tips…to suggestions about personalizing your resume…getting support and having some accountability built in…and more.
And really, I think the Big Takeaway here is to not give up hope.
As scary as it is to be without employment right now, know that there ARE people hiring. There ARE some jobs available. You’re only looking for ONE JOB — the one that’s right for YOU.
And while I’m not an expert on job searching, what I do know is that taking care of yourself at a deep level — I’m talking at the SOUL level, here — makes all the difference. It has you operating in the higher energy bandwidths of courage, engagement, innovation and synchronicity instead of feeling dragged down by fear and upset and resignation.
WHEN YOU TEND TO YOUR VERY SOUL, YOU ARE REMINDED ON A DAILY BASIS OF YOUR WORTH AND VALUE. YOU PRACTICE RADICAL SELF-REVERENCE AND HONOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD. YOU GIVE OFF THAT VERY ATTRACT-IVE ENERGY THAT EXUDES CONFIDENCE AND, WELL, MOXIE. AND PEOPLE ARE DRAWN TO YOU WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING QUITE WHY.
There is another Soul Care Masterclass open right now, and it starts June 1. We’ve already got some awesome women in this new group, which will be capped at a certain number to keep things intimate and ensure everyone gets individual attention.
And guess what? Inspired by Betsi’s amazing resilience, spirit and accomplishment, Moxie is offering several full scholarships to this next Soul Care Masterclass — and we’re calling them the Betsi Scholarships! You can find out more about it here — and if you’re someone who’d love to be part of this and are able to swing the tuition, know that you’ll be lifting up other women who could really use a boost right now. 🙏🏼 (Want to chat and see if it’s a good fit for you? Schedule a chat with me here.)
Meanwhile, drop a comment below and share your favorite take away from Betsi — and join me in congratulating this awesome woman on not giving up on landing a job that speaks to her soul, even at a time when a lot of people said it was impossible. 🙌 🙌 🙌
With love and moxie,
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