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Staying Positive During a Job Search

For anyone in a job search it's important to remain positive, enthusiastic and focused! Know your strengths and build on them!

"The reason people give up so quickly is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far the have come" Author Unknown

What a powerful quote!  We are conditioned to continually look at where we need to improve.....from the time we are in school collecting grades from teachers and college professors and then at work through performance evaluations.

If you're in job search, look back on your career(s) and focus on the impact you had in the organization.  What did/do people thank you for? What do people seek your advice on? Contemplating these questions can lead you to discovering your strengths and articulating your accomplishments. If you know what you do best and what you enjoy most, your job search and communication becomes focused....and a focused job search is an EFFECTIVE job search!.

I encourage you, whether in job search or employed, to discover your strengths and continue to build on them.  Do you know what your strenghts or natural talents are?  The book StrengthsFinder 2.0, by Tom Rath, provides an opportunity to take an easy on-line assessment with insightful immediate results identifying your top five talents. 

Start focusing on your strengths today.  Need assistance with job search or applying the data to your job search - contact me at Donna.Galan@gmail.com.  

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