WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Overcome Self-Doubt Through Self-Appreciation

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Overcome Self-Doubt Through Self-Appreciation 

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: I Won’t Be Considered For Jobs Because I’m Too Old

Joe’s story of how he was going through the motions of a back-to-work programme but needed more to overcome his self-doubt.

MONDAY

I was delivering the job-search element of a programme to help people back into work.The participants were diverse in terms of age, experience and backgrounds. I remember a conversation I had with a man called Joe, because it’s one I have time and time again.He was in his  60s 

TUESDAY

although he was going through the motions of the programme, he had the belief that because of his age at the end of it organisations wouldn’t be interested in employing him, and would choose younger candidates instead. My thinking was different: Joe’s CV demonstrated his loyalty 

WEDNESDAY

to the company he had previously worked with. He had actually worked for his most recent employer for over 30 years before his position had been made redundant. Although he’d been with the same company his career had been quite progressive and he’d advanced in terms of the roles 

THURSDAY

and responsibilities he’d undertaken. Along with his CV demonstrating his loyalty and ability, it also demonstrated his ‘stay ability’. To my way of thinking these factors made Joe an attractive candidate to employers. Yes, perhaps he only had four or five years before retirement 

FRIDAY

but this is quite substantial taking into account how much people move around in their worklives today. Someone younger may perhaps see an opportunity of joining a company as a steppingstone to the next stage of their WorkLife, and will use this experience to facilitate this. 

SATURDAY

Today’s job market is very different to that of when Joe began his WorkLife, when a job was for life. I actually think this is quite positive because it allows a flow which supports people at different WorkLife stages, and when people like Joe want to join an organisation with a 

SUNDAY

commitment to staying with them for four or five years, the organisation will recognise this as being a genuine commitment. Joe told me our conversation helped him to overcome his self-doubt and rethink his situation. He approached his job search with a more positive approach. 

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week:  I Won’t Be Considered For Jobs Because I’m Too Old, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Overcome Self-Doubt Through Self-Appreciation 

If you enjoyed Joe’s’s story, you may also like to learn about his fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped him to overcome his self-doubt, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Overcome Self-Doubt Through Self-Appreciation.

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Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Orla’s Story: Inventing And Reinventing Yourself, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Successfully Invent and Reinvent Yourself

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The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

I’m Carmel O’ Reilly, Founder of www.worklifeincorporated.com. I’m the author Your WorkLife Your Way, blogger and podcaster on the subject of WorkLife. My work focuses on helping people to live their best WorkLives, by managing their learning, development and growth, through effective self-feedback, insightful self-questions and the ability to shape and tell their unique story. My Mission is: “To spread the power of WorkLives lived with Passion, Purpose and Pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.”

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