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Archive for the ‘Positive Thinking’ Category

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Do It Now

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How many times have you waited to make “just one more” small tweak to your resume or cover letter before you send it? Or hesitated to call or email someone in your network?

Any number of things can keep you from making the next move you need to make.

If you’re waiting for everything to be perfect, stop waiting. Everything will never be perfect all at the same time. Act.

Have a good plan—by all means, write the best resume you can and then proofread it. Get a friend to proofread it for you. That’s a good plan. Send it.

You don’t know what you may miss out on if you keep waiting until everything’s “perfect.”

Make the call.

Send the resume.

Take action today.

Find more inspiration and powerful tips to get yourself hired in one of my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Don't Be a Product of Your Circumstances

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If  you're in a job search, you may feel like your circumstances are going against you--maybe you were fired, maybe you don't have the education or credentials you think you need. However, your circumstances don't have to define you. It's what you do now that matters.

If you do the right things now, you can get a great job. Lots of people have done it, and if they can, you can, too.

Start with this:  get motivated, educated, and inspired to attack your job search by attending one of my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Definition of Insanity


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Are you getting the results you want in your job search (opportunities, interviews, job offers)?

If not, what are you going to do differently this week to give yourself a different result?

I teach job seekers how to get interviews and get hired. Many times, it's something they haven't tried before--but when they do, they are thrilled.

See what you can do differently to get  yourself hired in one of my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Never Lose

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We all have situations that don't turn out like we hoped--in our careers, job search, interviews, and life.

The key to staying positive and moving forward is to stop thinking of those things as 'failures.'

If you made a mistake in that situation, you've learned something.

It stops being a failure if you learn something that makes you better in the future.

Take the lesson and be better next time.

Work on your positive thinking skills. Pick up some great tips and insights here:

Don't forget to attend my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Improve Your Self-Talk

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How do you talk to yourself? This is so important. Your inner voice is with you all the time. It has a big impact on how you see yourself and what actions you choose to take.

Think about what you say to yourself. If you wouldn't say it to your child, your love, your grandmother, or your best friend, don't say it to yourself.

A positive attitude is critical to your life and your job search. Boost your positive mindset today! Check these out:

Don't forget to attend my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Love What You Do

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I love my job. I hope you love yours, too. If not, that's one of the best things about developing job search and interview skills--you can always get another job.

Companies are hiring now. If you don't love your job, now's your chance to do something about it. Here are some resources to help you:

  • Talk to a personal career coach for ways you may be marketable for other jobs and gain strategies to make that career transition.

Best of luck!

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Achieve Greatness

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I used to have an office on a busy street, with a sign in the window that said 'No Soliciting.' Once in a while, a salesperson would come in and see if I was interested in what they had for sale. Sometimes I bought from them--even though I had that No Soliciting sign in my window.


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Don't Be Disappointed

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Picture yourself 20 years from now. What do you want to be looking back on?

What job do you want to do? What company do you want to work for?

Go for it now. Contact the hiring manager at the company you want to work for. Bring your best 'A' game to the interview and get the offer.

Take the risk.

Best of luck!


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Keep Happy and Be Tough

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Your attitude is everything. If you can develop and maintain a good attitude, you have mental strength that keeps you going when things get tough.

This can be a really difficult thing to do in a job search, when you're uncertain, uncomfortable, possibly feeling rejected, and maybe even scared about your future. But, you'll always be better off with a positive attitude instead of a negative one.

You'll be happier, you'll reach out for opportunities more often, and you'll be more appealing to employers (which means you'll get hired faster).

Always know that if you're unemployed, this is a TEMPORARY situation. You will get a job.

If you need a little help with this (and don't we all, sometimes!), use these resources:

  • If you are having a confidence problem, or if you think you're doing everything right but you're just not seeing the results you want, consider getting some personal career coaching.

Best of luck!


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Never Succumb to the Temptation of Bitterness

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was speaking of big problems and big hopes in the struggle for civil rights when he said, “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness,” but this is wisdom for us all in every area of our lives.

The temptation to be bitter can be strong for a lot of reasons when you’re in a job search if:

  • you’ve been laid off or fired, or forced to look for a new job because of problems in your current one
  • you’re older and you know that you’re being passed over for interviews because of your age
  • you think you’ve been passed over for interviews or jobs because of your skin color, name, ethnicity, religion or background

You can be completely in the right; you can be treated unfairly; the deck can be stacked against you…but your answer is not to be angry or bitter.

(Read: Are you ticked off because you have to get a new job?)

Bitterness will keep you from going after opportunities, and it will make you say things in job interviews that hurt you (trashing your old boss, not speaking in a positive way about failures or setbacks, etc.).

What is the answer? Keep moving. Move on to the next opportunity. Widen your net. Contact more hiring managers. Find the place and the position where you and your skills will be valued.

I think the only way to do this is:


Keep moving forward.

Be positive always.

Know your job is out there—you just have to go find it.

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Best of luck!


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Timeless Wisdom for the New Year

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American inventor, scientist, author, printer, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is known for his wise and witty advice--his tips for your new year are a great example.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,
and let every new year find you a better man. - Ben Franklin

I believe we ought to do something every day to make us better and stronger than we were before. Read self-improvement books, spend time with a mentor, invest in time with a career coach, watch helpful videos, attend a webinar or other class to learn from experts. Lower your stress, start working out, eat healthy foods, and grow your friendships. Replace bad habits with good habits.

Here's the key:

If you want to have something different than you had last year,
you have to do something different than you did last year.

Here are a few resources to help you:

Best of luck!


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Cheers to a New Year!

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Happy New Year 2017!

January is a fresh start for all of us.

I never want anyone to dwell on times that they failed or didn't do something as well as they could have. If you lost your job last year, if you've been searching for months, or if you bombed a big interview--it doesn't matter now. You can't go back and change it.

What you CAN do is learn from it. Take away something that makes you stronger, wiser, or better than you were before. And then move on, do better, and enjoy your new chance to get it right.

Are you ready to tackle your job search?

January is one of the best months to be in a search. Hiring is happening now.

What are you going to do this week, this month, or this year that's different from last year?

Remember - you've got to do something different to get different results.

Start with this:

Attend one of Career Confidential's free, LIVE online job search training events!

You'll have proven, practical tips along with the motivation to take charge of your job search and your career.

See what's available this week:  Career Confidential Job Search Training Webinars

Best of luck to you in 2017!


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Keep Your Focus

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It is so easy to get distracted by all of the details of life and the mistakes we make along the way. In fact, we may even be wired to remember negative events more easily than positive ones. order to be successful we need to retrain our brains. Jack Canfield is right...successful people maintain a positive focus.

Have you made a mistake or had a failure? Learn what you can from it and move on smarter and wiser than before. Stay focused on what you need to do next to keep moving toward your goal. does this apply to your job search?


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - The Key to Your Happiness

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Never put the key to your own happiness in someone else's pocket. I like this quote for job seekers because too many people believe that they can't do something--typically, people tell me that they can't contact a hiring manager because the job listing says not to.

When you follow the system and apply for jobs online, you are putting the key to your happiness or success in HR's pocket. You are giving them control.

When job seekers tell me that they are afraid to contact a hiring manager for this reason, I always say, "We don't care about what they want. We care about you and what you need."


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Lift Up Someone Else

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To lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

It's a simple concept but a true universal principle.

When you lift up others, you get multiple benefits ranging from feeling great about yourself right now to reaping the reward of that emotional capital investment later. That person you invested that effort into will return the favor in one form or another later on.

So maybe you say, "Hey, I'm looking for a job. How can I possibly lift up someone else when I'm doing everything I can to keep my own head above water?"