5 Productive Things To Do While Waiting On Your Next Job
By: Lakita Vines
Waiting to hear back from the job that you recently interviewed for can be the most overwhelming and frustrating thing to deal with. It may also be hard to have the motivation to be a stellar employee in your current position while you wait to hear back; or if you are unemployed, it may be hard to have the motivation to continue searching and applying for positions when you are confident that you will receive a job offer. Although, it may be hard, it is important that while you wait, you trust the P.R.O.C.E.S.S.
Below are the five most productive things you can do to trust the P.R.O.C.E.S.S. while waiting for your next job:
Continue to keep the position you interviewed with to yourself; do not share your potential
movement with your supervisor or colleagues. Continue to be the best employee while you are waiting patiently for your offer letter by staying occupied in your position - continue to be actively present. However, if you are unemployed, continue to apply to positions that are aligned with your career path. Additionally, take time to relax by going on walks, bike rides, and reading a new book, to keep your mind distracted from the position(s) you have applied to. You can not make the process of finding, applying, and entering a new position go faster, so take the time to do what is in your control.
2. Release to God
It may seem scary to release the job you want to God, but it is necessary for you to do so because it will give you peace and freedom. You receive peace because your mind is not consumed with the question of if or when you receive the offer letter for the position. You receive freedom because your mind is now free to praise God and worship Him for the position you are about to receive. Every day you must chose to let go of the worry and let God be in control of the timeline of when you will receive the position.
Every day you must chose to let go of the worry and let God be in control of the timeline of when you will receive the position.
3. Obedience to the Vision
Being obedient to the Vision involves trusting that this is the job destined for you. As tempting as it is to call and email the employer to learn if a decision has been made on the position, it’s important to be obedient to God’s vision for your life. You do not have to chase an answer when God has already defined the vision for your life. The response of “yes” is coming; however, you can not be anxious or worry about when you will receive the answer you desire.
Philippians 4:6-7 NJV says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
4. Exercise your Motivation
Visualize yourself in the position and begin to remind yourself why you want to be there and thank God for the blessing of receiving it. Remind yourself why you want to be in the organization and thank God for the pathway you are going through. Learn how to speak positively to yourself by repeating daily affirmations and declarations to remain motivated while you are waiting for the position.
5. Sustain Success
To sustain success, become ready to learn. Stay abreast on the newest trends in your industry and how you can apply it to the new position; begin thinking about new ideas and projects you can start in the new position and how you can be a trusted partner to leadership. Additionally, set quarterly and annual goals that you would like to achieve within the organization.
I personally understand how hard it can be to trust the P.R.O.C.E.S.S. when waiting for a new position; and I also have experienced the peace, freedom, and joy in being in the position that I waited for. I encourage you to contact the prospective employer one week after your interview, but do not make multiple attempts to email or call as this will make you appear desperate. Remember the famous saying by Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie, “good things come to those who wait.”
How can you begin to trust the P.R.O.C.E.S.S.?
Latika Vines is a Baltimore, Maryland native, currently residing in the Southern part of the state with her husband and four young daughters. Latika empowers working mothers in male-dominated industries to lead and grow in their Careers while strengthening organizations to retain them. She is a firm believer that everyone has a career vision, and although that vision can get blurry and put on the backburner at times, it must be picked back up and turned into an initiative (ACTION)! She teaches working mothers how to do so by being the B.O.S.S. of their Careers. To gain more tips on career growth, please visit www.visionary-initiatives.com.
All scriptures are taken from the New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson