Posted by Jadey Ryndak on April 27, 2009
Here is a recent answer to a PR Week question. I thought I would share it with you here:
What are some ways junior-level candidates can stay positive during an extended job hunt?
A positive, energetic attitude is one of the main factors to determine a candidate’s success. Companies can teach a new recruit many skills, but every employer knows that a new hire’s actual success will be highly influenced by his or her attitude. So be sure to keep your enthusiasm at the forefront during your job search.
In order to stay positive, surround yourself with people who share your passion by seeking out associations and groups, and attending face-to-face and online events. You can also stay connected by reading articles, subscribing to RSS feeds, and participating in related events.
Break the job-search process into small steps and view the accomplishment of each step as a victory. The best way to keep rejections from being traumatic is to have lots of opportunities in the wings. Cast a wide net and never stop networking and seeking opportunities.
Create a list of the roles you want and the qualities, abilities, and skills that you can offer. Read this list regularly before interviews and networking events, or even after a disappointment.