Can You Attract a New Job?
Ever had a new job just sort of fall into your lap?
I’ll bet it’s happened at least once to you or someone you know.
Perhaps you got a phone call from an old friend who referred you to a hiring manager? Or an email from a relative telling you to apply at their company?
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to “attract” more job opportunities like this?
Well, I believe there is.
I believe that job search “luck” can be created, based on my 11 years of helping and observing thousands of job seekers. And plenty of others agree, including Lynn Ahearn, a Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner and Founder of Life Success Coaching (www.lifesuccesscoaching.net).
Ahearn tells the story of one client who “attracted” her dream job in about 45 days as a result of taking inspired action.
“During our conversations, she remembered an old passion for undersea adventure — something she had forgotten about for years,” recalls Ahearn. Her client did some research, based on her passion, and found the name of a renowned author and museum director who was doing work that really resonated with her. She sent him an email and, a few weeks later, was hired as his assistant.
According to Ahearn, there are three steps to take if you want to experience the same sort of “magnetic job search.” Here they are …
“First, get clear about the job you want. This can be difficult for many people, who do not truly know what they want to do,” says Ahearn, who maintains that it’s often easier to describe what you hate about work. So she asks people to list the things they don’t want, then takes them in the opposite direction to write down a description of their ideal job.
“Second, you must get in vibrational alignment with your target job,” says Ahearn.
This is related to the idea that success breeds success. By thinking and feeling more like you already have the job you want, opportunities will start to appear, almost as if by magic. I’ve seen it happen too many times to discount the idea.
Example: One of my clients, Jaime, a project manager from St. Peter, Minnesota, was able to select from four different opportunities. The positions ranged in salary from $70,000 – $90,000 and he interviewed at least twice with each company. One success led to another in his job search.
Or Marc, a computer technician client of mine from Bartlett, Illinois. He writes: “I accepted a position today. It’s actually amusing because now that I got this, other offers are rolling in. A company I interviewed at 2 months ago called me back with another position. I already accepted the other job, so I had to decline.”
What if you don’t have any job interviews on the horizon? One way to get into alignment and create an attractive, internal feeling of success is by re-reading the description of your ideal job, until you get really excited about it. “Know that this job is a perfect match and that it is on its way to you,” Ahearn suggests.
The third step is to be open to receiving the job you want. “This involves taking inspired action. Listen to your intuition and be open to opportunities,” says Ahearn. As long as you are absolutely clear about your target job and are taking at least one step each day toward it, you’ll get there following this advice.
The key phrase here is: “Listen to your intuition and be open to opportunities.”
I like to think of intuition as your subconscious mind’s way of trying to tell you something. When you act on hunches – sending an email to an industry expert you’ve always wanted to meet, or turning a polite elevator conversation into a job lead, for example — you’ll get more of them. Because you tend to get more of what you reinforce. (This is why most of history’s greatest and most creative minds have all kept a journal. By writing down your insights each day, you reinforce your mind’s ability to generate more and more of them.)
By giving these three methods a try — getting clear about the position you want, getting in “vibrational alignment” with that job, and being open to receiving it — you may find that your dream job is attracted to you magnetically and almost effortlessly.