How to Get Back on the (Career) Wagon

August 2, 2018

Career Advice

Missed out on a promotion? Didn’t land that job opportunity? Got laid off? It’s easy to feel angry, as if you were treated unfairly, that you’re unlucky, or like you’re not good enough. But letting your inner critic send you into a spiral of shame is completely unproductive. What can you do? Exactly. That’s exactly the question you need to ask yourself.

When things don’t go your way, there is only one thing you can do: focus on the things you can control. You can update your resume. You can apply for another job. You can ask for feedback. You can do your best until the next opportunity arises. What new goals can you pursue?

Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, focus on your strengths. Instead of focusing on what you did wrong, focus on what you did right. And what you’ve done right throughout your entire career. Surely this isn’t the first time you’ve had a setback. How did you overcome it last time?

The sooner you snap out of your negative mindset and shift into a positive one, the faster you can get back on track. You’ve got this!

Image via Angry Idol/Flickr. 

About Spectrum Brands Careers

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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