Throughout your job search, ignore anyone or anything that is negative. This may even include reading, watching or listening to the news. Good news does not sell advertising – negative news does.

Often the people closest to you can provide the most noise in your life. They care about you and want you to succeed, but constant questions about your job search can begin to wear on your self-confidence.

Politely allow these individuals to talk, but try not to listen to what they are saying. Consciously declare what they are saying as noise and put your efforts and attention toward positive actions and thoughts.

There are people who see a glass half full. There are people who see a glass half empty. There are also people who don’t even see the glass and those are the people you need to avoid.

When someone offers their opinions of what you can or can’t do, it’s important that you develop the attitude, watch me!

Think of all the times someone has told you what you would or would not achieve. Think of the amazing impact great teachers have had on students when they tell their students of the great things they can accomplish – and they do.

Throughout your job search you will experience rejections, objections and opinions of many different people. It is important for you to stay confident in your abilities and continue your job search efforts. Each no is that much closer to someone saying yes.

Rick Christensen

Rick Christensen: Director, Career Transition Practice Rick has been a career consultant for over 25 years, serving a very broad-based and diverse clientele. His specialties include effective group facilitation, one-on-one coaching and consultation at all levels including senior executives.

Rick’s passion is coaching individuals through career transitions, developing career management strategies and in identifying and sharpening competencies to open doors to new opportunities. His efforts have assisted thousands of individuals achieve their full potential.

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