Thursday, November 3, 2011

Job Search Got You Down? 6 Bits of Advice from Famous Folks

By Anthony Morrison
Quotes are powerful. No matter where you are in your life, a good quote can make you smile, give you that extra motivation you needed, or help you learn about yourself.

Your job search is no different. I’ve done some research and found six valuable quotes from presidents and television personalities that can help just about any job seeker looking for that extra boost.
Read these through and think about how they can help you find the right job. Maybe one of these will find themselves on your bulletin board or fridge!

“You always pass failure on the way to success.”
Mickey Rooney
Got rejected? Flubbed an interview? Maybe you were late to an important meeting. Whatever the case may be, when you face a fork in the road make decision and march forward. The only bad decision is indecision or quitting. Rarely does one simple mistake mean that you’re doomed forever.

“No man ever listened himself out of a job.”
Calvin Coolidge
Whether you’re networking, interviewing, or working, remember what our 30th president says about listening. While your perfect job involves you offering your own ideas, every employer wants to know that their employees are listening to them. Think before you speak so that you sound intelligent and thoughtful.

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success you could possible have imagined.”
Johnny Carson
Johnny loved his job and you should too. You might be thinking about the tough job market and that you should value the job you have, even if you don’t love it. That’s also true.

If you’re not happy in your job, hold onto it while still networking and getting your foot in the door at other companies. As long as you’re fair to your current employer, you have every right to look for a job that makes you happy.

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