Henry Ford’s quote “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right” sums it up.
What’s bothering you at work? Are your problems the same you had last year, and the year before that?
A job title is part of someone’s career goals, but it’s not the whole picture.
You are torn between leaving the comfort of your current position and reaching for something better.
If you want to move up in higher ed. administration in a year or two, start preparing right now. If you do the following five things, you will be extraordinarily well positioned to get your dream job, so let’s get started.
You felt it was time for a new job. You applied for a higher level position in administration and were offered the position. Congratulations! It is celebration time but instead of feeling happy and confident, you feel intimidated.
Even though you met or exceeded all job requirements, nothing prepared you for the stress, politics, and mind-games you have to navigate on a daily basis. You wake up in the morning with a knot in your stomach, secretly wishing you could go back to your old job. But you can’t. Here is what to do instead.
Cover letters that repeat what is on your resume and list facts without explaining why they matter and what the implications are, completely miss their purpose. Your letter is an opportunity to show not only experience and accomplishments but also your leadership style, your core values, and what the institution could expect if they hired you.