By Shea Ki
What is the feeling you have behind the work you put out into the world? Each time I set my intention to write a helpful, energizing blog post for those who want to shine in the hot seat, I find myself feeling so thankful for what I get to do everyday here at Upgrade My Interview™. Sometimes I can't keep up with my fingers buzzing with joy as I tap the keyboard to share tips, resources, stress relievers, or other juicy career boosters.
For 2016, below is the list of top three most popular Upgrade My Interview™ blog posts. I also loved reading the comments shared and seeing how the posts ignited others to share them on social media.
How To Cure The Self-Doubt Hangover After A Job Interview
6 Stressbusters Your Job Interviewing Skills Crave
3 Self-Beliefs You Need For Ultimate Career Success
I hope it also serves your future at work for me to list here other golden career boosters that I came across this year. I update my inspiring resources page monthly for you, but these links below are so useful for better interviewing and stress relief at work that I wanted to instead share them here:
2016 Favorite Data Shared About Our Happiness At Work
The Indeed Job Happiness Index 2016
I absoutely geeked out when I saw this article. (I am also drooling over how well they presented the insightful facts.)
2016 Best Sneak Peek Behind The Interviewing Process
In case you missed it, this list by Glassdoor of the Top 50 Best Places To Interview is a job searching candidate's dream come true. This list is exciting because it shares how some employers are making the interview experience less stressful.
2016 Most Helpful App To Use Before A Job Interview
Did you know that your job interview answers get a boost when you can clearly connect your value to what companies are looking for? But how do we figure that out? This engaging, cutting-edge app can help you increase your awareness of how your natural strengths and value fit into the workforce. The updates, bug fixes, and new research-based quizzes added recently make it a user-friendly experience.
2016 Best Tool For Quick Stress Relief Before An Interview
The deeper and more consistent you can make your breathing, the more at ease you will feel. This is especially important to know how to do before and during a high pressure moment like a job interview or big work meeting.
I have been having fun introducting clients to this simple but effective image below. Watching it not only helps train your breath to be deeper, but the infinity symbol you follow is also powerfully soothing.
How do you begin? Practice breathing in until the design reaches the middle and then breath out until it crosses that point again. At first you may not be able to get to the middle with your in or out breath. That is okay. If you practice this deep breath training daily for just a three to five minutes your ability to do it will strengthen and you will also start to feel the benefits.
In the year ahead, count on me to keep sharing with you fresh, fun career resources that help you shine in the hot seat, bring you stress relief, and get you to that brighter future at work faster.
You deserve to shine in the hot seat!
Most of all, believe in you.
YOUR TURN: Do you have a topic about interviewing, stress relief, or happiness at work that you want to see covered here on the Upgrade My Interview™ blog in 2017?
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About the author: As a holistic Career Coach, Shea Ki created Upgrade My Interview™ to stop the interview struggle by helping people shine in the hot seat. Shea has a Masters in Counseling and Human Development, a certification as a Workforce Development Professional, and has been trained by some of the top experts in the self-development industry on reducing stress and performance anxiety. Shea served in AmeriCorps, worked for non-profits, and then dedicated almost fifteen years as a leader and manager at employment centers coaching jobseekers and career changers while training her staff to do the same.
Shea infuses years of professional training and certifications in mindfulness, Reiki, guided imagery, and other science based, stress-reduction techniques into her interview skills coaching and career support services. Her work has been published in several publications and she has been awarded for her impact on the future workforce. You can often find her career coaching, freelance writing, or tweeting about how to be more at ease and confident when talking about your talents, skills, and qualifications.