I found this interesting article on FINS.com and I thought it would be worthwhile to share it with.
By the way, if you have not spent some time on FINS.com website – you really need to. Not only do they have superb advice but also is a tremendous source of targeted job openings. And really, that’s what you want – targeted job openings.
As for the article, it’s all about having the right mindset. You can hit this link to take you to the full article, but here are some of what I thought were the salient points:
For job seekers, this means that the struggle to find new work will continue. The path to getting back into the workforce remains the same: Take on temporary work, acquire new skills and find work in industries and geographic areas that are booming.
This is so key – “take on temporary work.” If you’ve been unemployed for a while or just now find yourself without a job – find work, be it parttime or otherwise; but find work. Just having some income coming in is a relief, but more importantly being a part of workforce will empower you.
And here’s the money point:
“A positive mindset will get you far, especially in a job search,” said Mike Ramer, president of Ramer Search Consultants, an executive search firm in Livingston, N.J.
Ramer advises job seekers to stay upbeat by studying job-search tips, networking actively and attending industry focus groups and conferences. “That proactive style will fuel positivity,” he said.
You just have to be positive. Not necessarily rah-rah, happy face positive but a determined belief that you will succeed. Because really, you have no other option. Being positive is a can-do spirit that can be gritty and tough – not pretty – but getting it done.
And lastly, I really like this point:
“As a job seeker, you have to keep your momentum,” Challenger said. “You have to be fighting to get your foot back in the door, get resettled in another job. You have to cast your net as widely as you can.”
Get BIG MO going and let it go.
Not a long article, but worth reading, so click here to go to the original article.