If you don’t like something, change it.
If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
- Maya Angelou
I am a big believer in positive thinking. Negativity doesn't get us anywhere--and in fact, it hurts us. I am also a believer in taking control over your own life. So how does this quote apply to us today?
If you're not happy in your current job, get a new one. Until that happens, change your attitude about the job you have. The best time to look for a job is when you already have one, right? And at least you have one that's paying your bills while you're looking. A better attitude lessens the chances of you burning bridges when you go.
If you're not happy with how your current job search is going, change what you're doing. Always evaluate your actions in terms of your success: which means, you can spend 8 hours a day on your job search (which many people recommend) but if it isn't getting you interviews or job offers, it isn't working and it's time to change what you're doing. If you don't like job searching in general, you can't do anything about that, so change your attitude: Every rejection is one step closer to a great job offer.
I'm not saying it's easy. It isn't. Job searching is tough--but you CAN be successful. Figure out what isn't working in your job search and change it:
- If your resume isn't generating interviews, it's time to change your resume. Check out Write a Resume that POPS! Redo It With Numbers That Quantify Your Experience.
- If you can't find enough jobs (or enough good jobs) to send your resume in for, check out How to Find Unadvertised Jobs and Get Interviews.
- If you aren't crushing your interviews and getting the job offer every time, check out 30-60-90-Day Plan: How to Create and Use It to Knock Their Socks Off in the Job Interview.
Best of luck!