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5 Ways to Stay Positive During Your Job Search

Children are naturally happy and find the positive and joy in everything. As adults, having a positive attitude can be challenging. This can damage several aspects of our day and allows fear and doubt to affect the choices we make, especially choices regarding our careers.


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Searching for a new job is scary. Change is hard. Most people look for ways to avoid it and staying in a job you hate is one of the most common ones, because as I said, change is hard. Often times we get so caught up with our responsibilities that we forget choosing what makes us happy can guides us to the best choices in our life.


How do we make our lives better and happier? It all starts with our attitude. There have been several studies that have shown that our attitude in life has a direct relation to our success and happiness. Being confident and maintaining a positive attitude is key to a successful job search. Everything we do is influenced by our choice of attitude.


Taking steps toward a positive attitude and outlook in your job search


  1. Stay in charge and feel good about yourself – You got this! Feeling good about yourself is a vital key during your job search. Own it and take charge of your outlook. Deciding on a positive attitude and feeling good about yourself is up to you.
  2. Stay away from those negative thoughts – no one wants to be around a downer, sure everyone is allowed a short pity party. But that party needs to end. Focus on what you do best. Job hunting is a roller coaster of emotions, highs and lows. It’s easy to get negative, but fight it. Employers want upbeat people, if you let your negative thoughts and feelings win; you’ll lose out on the opportunity.
  3. Change rocks – don’t be afraid of it. Sure it’s easier to stay with what you’re used it but what if that new job is the thing that changes the trajectory of your life. Embrace change; it’s okay to be a bit uncomfortable you’ll be a better person and provider.
  4. Stick with it – don’t give up if you didn’t get an interview or offer from what you thought was your dream job. It wasn’t. It’s still out there. Stay positive and keep looking.
  5. Your attitude can get you a job – an employer has to choose between two people who equally qualified – who gets the job, the person with the more positive attitude. They see that person as the one, who will gel best with their team, the person who will make their patients feel more comfortable. Your positive attitude is the key to success.


“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Maintain a positive attitude to find the job you want and pursue your passion.


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