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Keeping your mind right is key when job hunting

25 Oct Keeping your mind right is key when job hunting

29621822_SRecent job market numbers say that the American economy added fewer jobs in September than they expected. On top of this, the unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percent in August. The new numbers also call out the fact that more and more people are getting pulled into the job search.

While these numbers aren’t anything to get too bent out of shape about (after all, there are more than 2 million more jobs available now than there were last year around this time), they do show that there are an increasing amount of people vying for a relatively stagnant pool of jobs.

Here’s the thing though: the job market is still moving in a positive direction for most Americans; and it’s a perfect time for former athletes – who are already ripe with the qualities companies are looking for – to get out there and show hirers that they’re ready to work hard for their respective companies.

That said, we know it’s still tough out there and it can be difficult to keep a positive attitude if you get turned down over and over again. But it’s important to remember that the skills of determination and fortitude – which you inevitably learned while competing in sports – are what you need to fall back on if you find yourself in the middle of a hard job search that doesn’t seem to have any light at the end of the tunnel.

As cliché as it sounds, successful job searches happen when you keep going and try your best. With that in mind, this article provides some wonderful tips for staying positive and keeping morale high in a long, drawn-out job search.

Happy job hunting!

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