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Category Archives: Mindset

7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers

Tweet “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is a classic and highly recommended book, for anyone looking for an increased sense of purpose, efficiency and effectiveness.  The principles in the book apply in the workplace, at home, in school and to job search.   Each of the seven habits has very direct applications and relevancy to [...]

Staying Positive During Your Job Search

Tweet Having a positive mindset is important in your job search.  However, job search length has become much longer in the past few years no matter you are trying to change your job or are currently out of work.  It’s understandable for job seekers to get discouraged after job hunting for a while, but without results.  Keeping a [...]

How to Use Your Stress in Job Search

Tweet Are you stressed about your job search?  Do you  feel you don’t have enough time to tackle your to-dos?   Does the challenge of finding a job seem overwhelming? Many people assume that being stressed impede with their capability to function effectively, not to mention performing at a higher level than usual.  Well, think again.  [...]

When You Don’t Get Your Dream Job

Tweet When I was in my late teens, my dad took me out to buy my first car. We found the perfect one, a rust colored Ford Pinto hatchback. (Does this date me at all?)  I was so excited, but on the way to take a second look and make an offer, my dad said, [...]

Frustrating Job Search? Don’t Play the Blame Game

Tweet When you face a job search setback, such as not getting hired after an interview, where do you place the blame? The economy? Your age, race or gender? The foolishness of hiring managers?  Blaming external factors over which you have little control may be convenient, but it probably does little to

Are You Coming Across as Old?

Tweet Ask 40+, 50+ and 60+ job seekers and most will tell you they do not feel old.  Yet even with resumes free of dates, hiring managers say some mature workers simply come across as “old”, making them less likely to be hired. Of course age discrimination is illegal. What these hiring managers are talking [...]

Thankfulness for Job Seekers

Tweet If you’ve lost your job or faced a long job search, it may feel like there is little to be thankful for. But thankfulness, the conscious awareness of the good in our lives, is vital to keeping a positive mindset.  A Wall Street Journal article reports that research shows thankfulness has actually been proven [...]

Keeping A Positive Mind During Your Job Search

Tweet One of the biggest factors in a successful job search is mindset. Anger, frustration and discouragement can cause a job search to fizzle. Optimism, enthusiasm and an open mind will take job seekers in the direction of new and fulfilling work.  Here are some things to do to keep a positive mindset.

Job Search Magic Combination: Optimism and Action

Tweet A positive mindset is critical to job search success.  Optimism and confidence come through in every job search related communication and interaction, from networking to cover letters to interviewing.  The winning combination is optimism coupled with action.

Job Search Strategies for Mature Workers

Tweet Being over 50 and looking for work can be a scary proposition. A  New York Times article details the fears and realities of looking for work at a time in life when many expected to be thinking their upcoming retirement, not job search.  Although the article painted a grim picture, the reality is, a [...]

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