Career Calling

December 21, 2011

Avoid Self-defeating Attitudes during Your Job Search

Filed under: Job Search Strategies — claycerny @ 1:56 am
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“When our self-defeating attitudes, emotions, and conceptions cease, so will the harmful actions arising from them.”  The Dalai Lama

The job search is always difficult, especially in the current market.  When someone applies for work every week without getting interviews, despair sinks in.  When good interviews don’t lead to an offer, it is easy to quit.  The greatest challenge job seekers face is staying strong in the face of rejection.

How can we deal with this problem?  Accept reality.  You will hear no again and again.  Employers will hint that they really like you, but they never call you back.  Expect rejection and not hearing back.  Your challenge is to keep doing things that will lead to a job: networking, filling out applications, and distributing resumes.  Stay active and hold to a positive attitude.

Henry Ford put it best: 

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”

Find a way to “think you can.”

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