What Does A “Seasoned Executive” Have To Do These Days To Get A Job? Tip 6 of 6 Simple Steps

  1. Choose to feel hopeful

Somehow, it sure seems easier to look at the negative, than the bright side of things.  Especially if you’re already down for the count.

“Once again I didn’t get the job.  Couldn’t pay the Visa this month.  Had to say “no” to summer sports for Johnny…..and now ‘this’ has to happen!  It’s never going to end.  I can’t get it right. I’m not good enough, smart enough, skilled enough…..”

Yes you are.

There are countless euphemisms to choose from. Catchy phrases to keep you on track and positive. Bottom line quite simply is,

“Life Is What You Make It”.

It’s not anyone’s doing but your own for how you feel.  It’s easy to feel like you’ve been targeted.  Someone or something is “out to get you” or keeping you from succeeding.  But the truth is, 99.9% of what goes on each day is going on despite you, and has nothing at all to do with you.  If you choose to believe it’s all about you and allow it to bring you down, you sabotage precious time that could be spent focusing on results. You may not be able to change what is happening in your world right now, but you are always able to change how you respond to it.

Choose to respond with hope.

Choose to be hopeful.

Choose to dig deep to find the bright side, no matter what.  If you fall down, get back up, and try again.

One thing I do during those occasional times when I fall short of keeping my head up is, I put up little reminder post-it’s around the house that say things like “choose”, “you can” and “anything is possible”.  In addition, I’m an avid believer in having and following a solid life plan, and following this series of tips.

It all helps keep the sanity factor up and operating.

Look outside your own situation.  Know that there are many people far worse off than you.  It’s the human spirit and will to survive in us that keeps us going. Find it in you, and run with it. Seeing hopeful determination in another person is inspiring.  It is an asset to have in the interview process, too.

“There are new job opportunities every week to try for, and I will.  So I didn’t pay the Visa, but I did pay another bill.  At least right now I have more time to spend with Johnny…..and so what if  ‘this’ had to happen?  It presents a new direction.  We have the basics, and I have a solid plan for tomorrow!  This bad situation is temporary.  I am getting it right, I am good enough, smart enough, skilled enough….and there is an employer out there who is looking for me.  I will pull through this.  I bring value.  The right opportunity will come.  I will conquer this and anything else thrown at me to land my next job.”

Choose to feel hopeful.

Remember you are the only one of you, so, bring it both barrels and rock it out of the park!

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  1. I am something of a naturally pessimistic person; life has taught me that. But life has also taught me that I can survive somehow until the next opportunity comes along, and there will always be another opportunity, no matter how small.

    There is a fellow who attends the same weekly Job Club I do that is far more negative, that self-sabotages at every opportunity and almost never has a good thing to say. Compared to him I am sunshine and rainbows. But even he is out there trying every week.

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