Why is my job search failing?
Stop blaming your job failing on down economy. Instead start looking in your own what you are lacking. No employer wants to hire a failure. A positive attitude is must. Whether you are a corporate employee, self-employed professional or entrepreneur, climbing the ladder to success can be easy if you are committed to consistently following a few simple networking strategies in your career.
- Lack of confidence and negative attitude: your attitude is the only part of your job search which you can control. “Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” “Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.”
Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.
- You’re looking in all the wrong places: Join professional associations to make new contacts and learn about job opportunities. Seek out people who are doing work that interests you or those who work in companies you are targeting.
- You don’t know how to network: The key to maintaining a network via social media is to participate: people in your network are often curious about your activities, and by posting relevant information, you can actively keep yourself present to your audience and network.
- You never ask for advice: Use your network connections and attempt to build a mentor-like relationship to allow for a two-way communication on asking questions and learning from experiences. Advice doesn’t mean asking someone to find you a job; it means gaining insightful knowledge that will help you along your career path.