THE JOB SEARCH Keeping It Positive & Energized

August 9, 2018 3:47 am

Searching for a job is no fun. The stress builds with each interview. The seeming endless stream of rejection letters gnaws away at your confidence. The bills pile up. The future is uncertain—especially now when the economy is so bad. Okay, enough! Snap out of it! You need to get a grip on your worrying. Let me help you relax and feel better about things.

Yes, Virginia, You Will Get a Job

Down economies are rough. But they’re not the end of life on the planet. Even in down periods, people work, companies produce and consumers consume. In fact, it’s precisely during these times that the need for smart, skilled, hard working managers is greatest. You will get a job. Know that and you’ve won half the battle.

Once you come to grips with the situation and recognize that you will overcome it, you can concentrate on finding out what you really want to do with your career.


Aligning Your Profession with Your Passion

The job search is the perfect time to reassess. People don’t like change. But change is inevitable. How you deal with it determines your success, productivity, creativity, passion and stress. This is particularly true in the course of the job search. Are you happy in the health and safety profession? Does it represent a paycheck or a passion? One way you can gauge your commitment is to ask yourself this question: Would I do this work even if I didn’t get paid for it?


Be honest. If health and safety isn’t what you’d do for free, what is? Picture in your mind

what would make you happy. Then you can see if your profession and your passion are in alignment.



Take responsibility for your own happiness. Too many of us rely on the words and actions of other people as the source of our happiness. But we have the capacity to choose to be happy on our own. We just need to understand that it takes a willful and determined effort to control our attitudes and reactions, especially during a job search. And remember that when we’re happy and having fun, we’re more creative, productive and effective.