One of my clients was looking for a job. He needed a job badly. He owed back rent, his daughter was going to college, and his unemployment ran out. You would think he was in a pretty rough place. But he wasn’t. He was the most confident person.
One night he attended a networking group I facilitate. The topic was about believing in you, thinking positive and the law of attraction in the job search. I asked the group to answer the following question: on a scale of 1 to 10, how confident you will get a job. The answers were usually around 5 to 7. But the man answered by slapping his hands down on the table and said a resounding 10! He was certain he would be getting a job. His answer stunned the others. And me.
The emotion he showed in his positivity that he would have a job was incredible. He didn’t just think he would get a job, he knew it, believed it deep down. The interesting part of this was he had just been turned down for a job.
But guess what happened to him. You got it, he landed a job. And how it happened was quite odd. The job he applied and interviewed for and was turned down was the job he landed. It seems that the person that won that particular job took it. But the same organization had another job that he didn’t know about. He had impressed them so much they offered him that job.
That happened a year ago, and he’s still there.
Here are ten things you can do to make your job search more positive.
- Think positively. When a negative thought enters your mind, quickly turn it into a positive thought.
- Believe in you. Don’t let others bring you down. You have the ability.
- Align what you think and what you do to what you want. It won’t work if your actions and thoughts are contrary to the goal. If you don’t think you will get it, you won’t do what it takes to get it.
- Know you are going to get a job. Talk about when you get a job and not if you get a job.
- Write down what your ideal job is. Concentrate on it.
- Imagine doing that job. Use guided imagery to help in this step.
- Don’t allow yourself to become discouraged. If you do, look for all the positive things in your life, and focus on them.
- An attitude of gratitude will help you appreciate what you have. If you aren’t grateful for what you have, how do you expect to get more?
- Take the proper action. Sitting around just thinking about getting a job won’t get you a job. Network, apply for jobs, go on interviews, send out thank notes, and follow-up.
- Let it go. Once you have done all you can to get a job, let it go. Don’t dwell on it. Live your life.
Taking the effort to be more positive in your job search will help you more than you realize. You will find people willing to help you. No one likes to be around someone who is negative. And that goes for hiring managers, too. I’m sure you would like my friend, he is just that confident.
How can I help you in your job search?
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