How to Stay Positive When You’re Not Getting Hired

March 7, 2017

Career Advice

It’s hard to smile through a sea of rejection letters. The job hunt is certainly stressful regardless of how short or long it becomes. If you’re erring on the longer side of the job search spectrum and you’re feeling down, try not to let those feelings overcome you. Here are a few tips that can help.

1. Don’t get jealous.
Envious of a friend who just secured a great position? Remember that it’s not her fault that you don’t yet have a job. She may have been searching for a new job for just as long as you have or her interview process may have been incredibly stressful. Be happy for your friends. Do unto others…

2. Keep the faith.
You will eventually get hired–remind yourself of that daily or even hourly! The right position is out there. If something didn’t work out, perhaps it wasn’t meant to be. The perfect match will come along. They’ll realize your potential and swoop you up with open arms.

3. Enjoy the little things.
Whether you’re unemployed and job searching or unhappy in your current position and job searching, it’s easy to get down on yourself. Find time for things that make you happy like exercising, spending time with friends, or practicing your favorite hobby.

Image via Glen Scott/Flickr.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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