Quotes are powerful. No matter where you are in your life, a good quote can make you smile, give you that extra motivation you needed, or help you learn about yourself.
Your job search is no different. I've done some research and found six valuable quotes from presidents and television personalities that can help just about any job seeker looking for that extra boost.
Read these through and think about how they can help you find the right job. Maybe one of these will find themselves on your bulletin board or fridge!
"You always pass failure on the way to success."
Got rejected? Flubbed an interview? Maybe you were late to an important meeting. Whatever the case may be, when you face a fork in the road make decision and march forward. The only bad decision is indecision or quitting. Rarely does one simple mistake mean that you're doomed forever.
"No man ever listened himself out of a job."
Whether you're networking, interviewing, or working, remember what our 30th president says about listening. While your perfect job involves you offering your own ideas, every employer wants to know that their employees are listening to them. Think before you speak so that you sound intelligent and thoughtful.
"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success you could possible have imagined."
Johnny loved his job and you should too. You might be thinking about the tough job market and that you should value the job you have, even if you don't love it. That's also true.
If you're not happy in your job, hold onto it while still networking and getting your foot in the door at other companies. As long as you're fair to your current employer, you have every right to look for a job that makes you happy.
"All our dreams can come true-if we have the courage to pursue them"
Whether you want to start your own business or become an official ice cream taster, know that your dreams are valid. Your life is short, so you should try for the things that you want.
Evaluate your goals and plan a path to meet them. It might take a month or it might take ten years. Be realistic with yourself and you'll get what you want in due time.
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
Are you a passive job seeker or an active one? Passive folks do the bare minimum in their job search and wait for the job offers to come rolling in. Active job seekers, on the other hand, do what is needed and are constantly seeking new ways to get the job they want.
Instead of waiting for opportunity to knock, build a door by reaching out to employers, making yourself more accessible, and joining a discussion in your social network.
"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
Nothing more needs to be said. This sums it up for me. Visualize your goal, construct a plan to get there, and then work that plan. It's the only way to be sure you are on the right track and that you are making progress toward the job you want and a fulfilling career.
What do you think? What other quotes should job seekers keep in mind when hunting for the best job? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Tony Morrison is the Vice President at Cachinko, a unique professional community where social networking and job opportunities come together. His roles include sales, marketing, and business development. He is passionate about building B2B and B2C client relationships and brings this passion to Cachinko where he focuses on helping job seekers to find their ideal job and employers to find, attract, and engage their next rock star candidates. Find him on Twitter and Talent Connection. And, connect with Cachinko on Facebook or Twitter.
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