With the Right Attitude

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November 22nd, 2010

It seems to be the most difficult thing in the world to do these days. The statistics are all over the news, and the harsh realities are beginning to intimidate our nation. Getting a job has been the goal for the majority of Americans over the last few years. It is a process that needs a positive attitude to be completed. The truth of the matter is, you will not get one unless you approach the subject with the right frame of mind. Whether you have just recently let go of one safe branch or you have long ago fallen to the floor, you cannot let the unknown scare or intimidate you.

The worst thing you can do when times are tough is lose hope. If you are ever going to make a change in your life for the better, you need a positive attitude, belief, and confidence. Patience is also important as your job hunt may take longer than you originally expected. Avoid comparing yourself to other people, as it can lead to you being caught up in their success stories, derailing you from your own journey. There will be hurdles you may need to jump over. Don't let any obstacles slow you down or keep you from fighting. Remember that there is not set format to getting a job, or everyone would be employed.

In order to obtain a job, even the most tedious of tasks must be done. Following up, personalizing a cover letter, and focusing your resume to each job you apply to are some of the things that need to be done. An employer is looking to see how much effort you will put in as an employee – go above and beyond what the minimal expectations are. Nothing is guaranteed – make your first impression one to remember. Even if your credentials may not match some of your fellow competitors, make sure your positive demeanor is unsurpassed.

Getting a job takes time. No one is going to just give you a salary with benefits right away, you have to go out and earn it. Stay hungry, and stay focused. This is your life – you control what it can become. Strive for more than just survival, because you know you are capable of so much more. You have to know and trust that you will succeed. Now go out there and make it happen.

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