Job Seekers Hold on Tight Stay Positive & Don’t let go!

May 15, 2009 at 7:02 pm 3 comments

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Looking for a job right now is tough. But hang in there, hold on tight and keep the job search momentum going. 

It’s amazing how much opportunity will come your way if you lay a solid foundation, nurture and continually build what you start.  I talk to a lot of folks that start a search, stop to take a break and then start back up again.  They then feel exacerbated by not producing any results, feeling like it should still flow together despite the gap in time.   Continuity will rule in your career search.

Even after you land your next gig, the foundation that you are building today will empower you in the future. Who knows when you could decide to go on the market again, but if you keep the momentum up you will be a head of the game.  Continue to build and nurture your professional network. 

I know job searching is a tough road.  I’ve been there myself.  Applying, interviewing, following up… it gets old after awhile.   It’s a FULL TIME JOB looking for a job. If you are “in it to win it”, don’t give up, stay focused on your target goal and you WILL succeed.

If you find yourself at a crossroads where you might be feeling discouraged or lost, find a good support system to pep you back up. If you can’t find one in your area, start one yourself.  You’ll be surprised at how wonderful it is to share job leads and lend support to fellow job seekers.   Plus there is always a new idea or take on what you might be able to do better to land you that job. Sometimes it pays to hire a career counselor or coach.

Companies ARE hiring. You CAN get a job. You ARE hirable.

Don’t self doubt yourself.   Keep moving forward.

If you should find yourself down in the dumps, when you don’t know what to try next or are out of job leads, don’t go down the dark path of defeat.

Instead, FIND empowerment.

I know it sounds silly, but subscribe to one of those daily affirmation websites or blogs, watch some comic relief on TV or read a good motivational book. Whatever will put a smile on your face is good. Keep your chin up and stay positive, it will only help you out further in an interview.

When all else fails, call me (831-464-1041) or send me an email (heather.gardner@live.com) and we can take a minute to brainstorm together on creative approaches for possible job search success. YOU CAN DO IT.

Stay positive, keep focused and good things WILL come.

Do you need a good pep talk? I’m always here for you.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nickismama  |  May 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I put this post on VIS Assist.

    We can’t offer enough encouragement to those who are looking. As usual – this is a great post.

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  • 2. humanresourcespufnstuf  |  May 18, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Great post, and very cool to be willing to get involved like that, that’s A+ stuff!

    Reply
  • 3. steiderstudios  |  May 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Good words for artists also Heather! Sales are down everywhere for many, as art is a perceived non-necessity. It’s a good time to develop new work, hone our marketing skills, and organize our studios. (Saw your post on Linked In re Blogs, so came over to see you, too!)

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