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I woke up on September 6th and there it was. Gorgeous golden light reflecting off the windows of the building opposite mine. Fall is really here! We spent an idyllic week on Fire Island with family and friends. Here are two photos: one of a “deer” friend sauntering down our road and another of the ladies at the dock in a red wagon!
Sarah Mann in Mass. suggested the topic for this month’s feature: Motivating Tips for the Job Seeker. Thank you, Sarah! Read on for tips to maintain your momentum and sanity during a job hunt.
Wishing you the best October!
To Your Success,
Are you staring at an empty page, trying to write the next cover letter? Or postponing the grip and grin meeting you’ve scheduled? Have lethargy and laziness set in? Has your get up and go taken a permanent vacation?
Well, my friend, you are not alone.
Staying motivated during a prolonged job search is more challenging than actually going on an interview.
Here are some tips to keep you motivated:
Keeping motivated during a job search is a constant test of your patience and fortitude, particularly if you’ve come in second, or been rejected outright, by a company you really wanted to work for. Know that everyone feels discouraged at times. But, the name of the game is staying persistent despite the difficulties. You do that by continuing to move forward, not dwelling on the negatives and keeping your eyes focused on the prize - getting the job!
Speaking of job hunting, Bonnie Lowe’s “Job Interview Success System” is a great resource for job seekers. I’ve read the E-book and spoken with Bonnie. Her e-book is chock full of easy and practical advice on how to prepare for a job interview, from conquering your nervousness to the 5 simple secrets to selling yourself. Bonnie puts it all together in an easy to read guide; she also includes free e-mail support (unheard of)! Click here for a blueprint for interview success.
Kurow, M.S. is an author and a career and executive coach
in NYC. She works with clients across the U.S.
and internationally, helping them to become
better managers, figure out their next career moves
and thrive despite office politics.
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