When you are looking for a job, it becomes very easy to get frustrated. Countless applications, resumes, interviews and phone calls all start to talk a toll on your sanity! Persistence is very important to finding that ideal career that will both put food on the table and lend to a satisfying lifestyle.
One big player in persistence is to know your skills and how skills can impact your career and the business you work for. I am currently reading No Excuses, The Power Of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy. In the book he outlines the power of self discipline to have no excuses in your life. One of those disciplines is persistence. Having persistence allows your confidence and self esteem to increase. He says that:
"the primary reason for success is persistence and, likewise, the primary reason for failure is lack of persistence, or quitting too soon."
"Each time you persist and force yourself to continue on, even when you feel like quitting, your self-esteem goes up."
In the video I talk about 3 activities that can help boost your confidence and help you to persist during your job search. The 3 exercises are:
Write down a list of skills you possess. Everytime you are faced with rejection, look at the skills and know that there is an organization that needs what you have to offer.
I do this one all the time. Everytime that I feel like someone got something that I would be perfect for, or when I don't get the desired result that I am looking for, I take a look back at the accomplishments I have been able to achieve. If your list isn't as big as you'd like, start making opportunities and creating this for yourself.
Look Back At Times You Persisted
When in your life have you overcome failure and still succeeded? Was it school, maybe a big project, working with a nonprofit? Write this down.
Put all 3 of these sheets together and use them to create some self-discipline and persistence in your life. And keep going. There are jobs. The JobSpot is here to help. See you next time in another video and as always, please leave a quick comment and let us know if you have any questions or ideas for a future video or post.
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