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Category Archives: Mindset

Be the Job

Tweet You know how to know the job and look the job, but do you know how to be the job?  There are some aspects of behavior that are the same no matter what job you are looking for – you should be courteous, polite, prompt.  These are things that, regardless of the position you are [...]

Self-Care During a Job Search

Tweet Today’s guest blog is by Helene Cho, Career and Life Coach, Consultant, Author of Hamster on the Wheel; Cultivating Life Work Balance “If you only focus on the golden egg and neglect the goose who is laying it, there will be no golden eggs.”  Stephen Covey in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (paraphrased). [...]

Handling Rejection

Tweet Virtually every job search involves rejection.  It’s typical to apply and interview for many jobs before finding a great match and getting hired.  While it’s not fun to be turned down, it is an opportunity to grow. It’s ideal if you can get direct feedback about why you were not selected. Here are some [...]

Maintaining a Healthy Mindset When Looking for Work

Tweet Your mindset has a huge impact on the success of your job search.  Without a healthy and positive mindset, discouragement, frustration and bitterness can cause a job search to fizzle.  Optimism, enthusiasm and an open mind show up in every interaction.  Having a positive mindset will take job seekers in the direction of new [...]

Job Search Lottery and Why You Wouldn’t Want to Win It

Many people think winning the lottery means dreams come true. We discuss what a “job search lottery” is and why it isn’t really all that great.

Persistence and Job Search

Tweet Many job seekers, especially those who have been out of work for awhile, experience a sense that “nothing is working.” They may feel they have “tried everything” without success.  The temptation is to give up. But if you want and need to work, quitting your job search is not an option. Instead, it’s more [...]

Supporting The Job Seeker In Your Life

Tweet Unemployment can be hard on couples.  Economic stress along with the emotional impact of job loss can take a toll on everyone in the family. Partners of job-seekers play an important role in managing this challenging time and creating a positive environment in the household. 

The Importance of Self-Belief During Job Search

Tweet When you apply for a job, you are asking a perspective employer to believe in you.  That leap of faith will be much more likely if you believe in yourself. Self-belief is critical to your job search.  It creates a confidence that comes through in every encounter, allowing you to effectively sell yourself and [...]

Celebrating Job Search Successes

Tweet If you ask a friend how he lost weight, he will tell you he did it one pound at a time. If you ask a runner how he finished the race, he’ll confirm it happened one mile at a time. A master chef will tell you the award winning soufflé is made step by [...]

Hanging on to Hope During a Long Job Search

Tweet The long term unemployed are not emotionally thriving, according to a new Gallup poll.The results are probably not a surprise for anyone involved in a lengthy job search.  As weeks of unemployment increase, so do worry, sadness, stress and anger. Ultimately depression strikes more than a quarter of those out of work for longer [...]

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