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Keeping positive in the current job climate will certainly have an effect on your job hunting success

By Guest Author On February 18, 2011 Under Self Improvement

With reports of yet further job cuts in the UK this week it is easy to understand why those who are unlucky enough to be unemployed become more and more depressed with the whole situation. The job losses over the last 12 months have been substancial and have been in industries that have in the past remained almost unscathed by compulsory redundancies. So the people looking for work now have little practice of job hunting, how it feels and how to stay focused. They are also faced with the added anxiety of a media who seem to thrive on reporting the doom and gloom, often in place of some less newsworthy “good news” articles.

None of this aids them to do one of the most crucial things in their search, to remain upbeat. If they can do this they will tackle each hurdle much better and attain that all important goal of a job much quicker. Job seekers who have lost motivation find jobs much less regularly and tend to get into a downward spiral.

The most vital thing to remember is that no situation will last for ever. Even if roles in a particular industry are few and far between at the moment, new ones will develop again shortly. Perhaps not exactly the same roles as before but likenesses will be strong enough to prove interesting. Take marketing for instance. Although the number of roles in this area has been reduced considerably, there are now new opportunities available due to the rise in Internet Business. These roles, although requiring an additional amount of training, are based on the skill required for a traditional role in marketing and so it is not too difficult for those qualified in this industry to adapt and consider one of the Online Jobs now vacant.

If a job seeker can stay positive it also makes the vital task of networking a lot easier. Calling an old coworker or friend for a chat seems daunting if you head is down but if you can sustain confidence the whole thing becomes a lot easier. Learn to ask people what they do for a living, let old colleagues and friends know that you are looking for employment, it is nothing to be embarrassed about. Also be prepared to consider options that may not fit ideally with your previous roles.

If you discount being self employed, or an opportunity to Work From Home you will in all probability be dismissing rather a large number of growing roles. As internet business enlarges, and continues to out perform the high street these are the sorts of jobs that are going to come to the market first, so do be prepared to consider them.


Viewing any new opportunity from a positive point of view will definitely give you the best possible chance of getting back to work fast. 

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