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Are you waiting for news or an update? Maybe you have sent out a
few dozen or a few hundred resumes and haven’t been invited for an
interview yet, or perhaps you had an interview and haven’t been
able to get any feedback or update. Are you getting nervous? Of
course you are.
Nervous energy can be a very powerful tool when coupled with
hope, optimism, and a positive attitude. We cannot mask the
realities of unemployment, nor should we. Instead we just need to
amplify our efforts and attitude, keeping ourselves and our support
systems around us energized.
When you think you have sent out as many resumes as possible,
send out more. If you feel like you have reached out to everyone in
your circle of family, friends, and prior businesses associates,
reach out again. At the end of the day you may have left a dozen
follow up voice mails, pick up the telephone and make more calls.
If you think you have checked each and every job board, search the
Internet again to find more sources.
Waiting for news or updates from prospective employers without
maintaining an aggressive and active approach to your job search is
not the answer. We have to fill our minds with good, positive, and
powerful thoughts. If we yield an inch to negativity it will take a
yard, corrupting our attitudes and behaviors that will invariably
become apparent when we do get that call back or invitation to
Zig Ziglar says it this way, “You can change where you are and
what you are by changing what goes into your mind.” While
aggressively pursuing new career opportunities also take the time
to renew your spirit and sharpen your mind with motivational
materials in audio, video, or book forms. Find authors and content
that really resonate with you personally, maybe even a local
seminar. Surround yourself with other like-minded individuals who
see hope instead of fear. And avoid getting together or connecting
with people who cannot adopt or adapt a positive outlook, they will
just drag you down. Misery does love company, so if you are in one
of these groups or find yourself gravitating towards one, take the
high road and be the voice or excitement and enthusiasm raising
their energy levels.
Sooner or later good news will be here, maybe not tomorrow and
maybe not next week, but it is coming. An update via e-mail or
returned call is just around the corner. And if you are nervous,
that’s a good thing as it will keep you focused on your skills and
activity. Hold yourself accountable to believing in you!
Wow, thanks again for all the e-mails, your insights and input,
are greatly appreciated. Let me know about your job search and if
you did find a job let me know how you did that so I can share it
with others at email@example.com and make it
a better than good week! I believe in you!
Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former
president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of
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