I had the honor of mentoring a young lady a few years ago that was not happy where she was working, and she couldn't quite figure out why. She went job hunting, but not with much success. Her resume wasn't attracting the attention. Lots of resumes went out, but she received no calls, no interviews.
She was referred to me for mentoring, and I said, I’ll do what I can to help you. I looked over her resume. You could feel the negative energy emitting from the resume, and I understood immediately why she wasn’t getting any calls. I asked her "How is this working for you?" "Not that good." She replied. "Tell me a little more" We talked for a while, peeling back the onion skin as I call it, until we discovered what the root cause of this disenchantment was.
It turned out she was immersed in a toxic work environment, negative all the time. It was impacting her performance at work and in her life. She didn't believe in herself; the job was eating away at her self esteem. She didn't like who she was as a person. She was doing good work, and her boss kept throwing it back at her, saying it was not good enough! Through our work together, our mentorship journey, she started to believe in herself.
I encouraged her to do positive affirmations every day. How good she is; she does good work; she’s worthy, etc She invested time and money in herself as she began to believe in herself portraying a confident image in her workplace and outside her work environment. Within a short period of time she started getting calls as a result of her new resume and she was successful in obtaining a new job.