Read This Before You’re Quitting Job Search – Quitting is never an option. If you quit, you may never win. When we’re in search of a job desperately and nothing seems to work out, it’s natural to feel down. But that should not prompt you to quitting your job search.
If still you feel that you are in such a situation that you don’t know what to do other than quitting job search, here’s what comes to your aid. Read this article and pick one or more to inspire you.
The only thing you need to do right now is not to quit reading this article. Be rest assured that after reading this article, you will view your job search from a new perspective altogether.
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Let’s get started. Here are the things what you should tell yourself when you’re quitting job search.
I can and I will
It sounds kind of cliché. But it’s not. Many people when they get very tired of trying to search jobs often quit job search because they lose the ability to think that they can. And until they find someone or a book or a quote or something that promises them that they can they don’t believe themselves. Why? Because it’s hard to believe yourself when the result in front of you is hardly telling that you can!
But we’re telling you that you can. And we have evidence.
If you’re new to job search, you may not have much idea about the market and your ability. But think about your past successes. You did something to reach this point where you’re now searching for a job. Even if you don’t have a professional degree as of now, still you have some skills which will work in the market. The trick is to begin with a job even if you think it doesn’t suit you well. Once you have a job, you will have the ability to search for another job which will suit your need. Don’t get to the point where you are quitting your job search because it’s not worth it. Imagine what will happen if you give up. If you give up you even lose the possibility of what can happen in your future.
If you’ve some years of experience in the job field, you already know that you can. Quitting job search after a while is not a great idea as it’s stopping your possibility. If you’re rejected by many organizations in recent past, instead of quitting job search, think why they rejected you, what you need to do to make sure that you feel capable. Do you think quitting job search is an option? We bet it isn’t.
Quickly take out a blank sheet of paper and write down the following. Write down 100 things you can do. Yes, it should be 100 or more, not less. You can include anything from small things to big things. Start with “I’m able to write a list of 100 at any time” and then on and on and on. This simple list will give you a boost to regain your trust in you so that you don’t consider quitting job search as an option.
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After you’re done with it, simply take out another piece of paper and write down a list of your past successes. It doesn’t matter how small it is, just make sure that it’s more than 100. Start right now. Who said you can’t? And if you can, you will.
There’s job out there
Let us tell you a story.
There were two men who were laid off from a company at the same time. They had similar qualifications and they both had same years of experience. Both of them went out and started searching for jobs. One month went by. Almost nothing happened. But they didn’t give up. Both of them still kept on trying. Another month passed by. Still nothing happened. One man said – “There’s no job out there, I’m quitting job search.” And another man said – “No, I know there’s job out there and I will keep on searching until I get one.” Another month went by. The man who quit his job search started spending time with his unemployed friends and started bitching the economy and government. Another man kept on looking for a job. Guess what in a small company he got a job on a contract. Within 2 months he did so well, that he became permanent employee of the organization.
Now, after reading this story you tell us whether there’s any job out there or not. It doesn’t depend on the economy or government or anything else whether you will get a job or not. It depends upon you. It’s the simple difference between eye-sight and mind-sight. The first man who considered quitting job search as the right option had eye-sight. Eye-sight is defined as believing what’s happening around to be true. But the other man who got the job had mind-sight. He didn’t believe what’s happening around. Rather he believed that he could get a job and there’s job out there. He knew in his heart that he needed to find the job and he did.
Same with you! If you’re quitting job search because you believe there’s no job out there, you’re simply going by your eye-sight. But that’s not the whole truth. There’s job out there. You just need to keep searching until you get one.
I will keep on searching ‘until’
Remember ‘until’ is the magic word and it can do wonders.
One day a mountain climber was doubted about his ability to climb one of the tallest mountains of the world. He said – “I’m going to get up on this mountain.” They said – “But do you think that you’ve the ability to do it?” He said – “I will keep on going until I die”.
No, you don’t need to go to that extreme. But you know maybe you’re quitting job search too soon.
Let us show you some statistics for you to consider so that you get one or two reference point about how much failures it takes to get to your summit.
Marketing guru Seth Godin wrote many bestselling books. But do you know that for publishing his first book he was rejected 900 times? Have you given interviews for 899 times yet? Why do you then thinking about quitting job search?
Jack Canfield and his friend Mark Victor Hansen decided to publish their small story book “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and guess what 122 publishers rejected their idea. And on 123rd attempt a small publisher accepted their manuscript. Would you still say you don’t have any chance of getting a job and quitting job search is the only option?
Simply go to your room and talk to yourself. Convince yourself that – It’s not over until you win. It’s not over yet. Use this ‘until’ phrase. Promise yourself you will not consider quitting job search ‘until’ you get a job.
Whenever they say ‘no’, you say ‘next’
You’re quitting your job search for one of the two reasons.
One, you’re rejected so many times and you don’t have any power left to take rejections anymore.
Two, you feel you’re not worthy.
Even if these two options look different, but they’re not! Number two is the product of number one. So, we need to do something that will remove number one from your mind.
Whenever Success Guru Jack Canfield used to face rejection, he used to say one thing to himself – “next.”
Use this simple trick to remove fear of rejection. Really, people don’t know your worth. They can reject you, but they can’t stop you. It’s up to you.
In “The Fountainhead”, the celebrated character Howard Roark said – It’s not the question that who will let me. The question is who will stop me. And the answer is nobody. If you don’t allow yourself to put a stop sign before you and don’t consider quitting job search, who can stop you?
Schedule interviews as many as you can.
Then go out to the interviews and give your best shot every time. If they reject you simply say to yourself – “Their no is my next.”
I will bridge the gap between being unemployed to being employed
The motivational stories and all inspiration will become dim if you’re not prepared enough. It may so happen that your skills are not as good as you think they’re. Maybe there is something you still can do to polish your skills and bridge the gap.
But how would you know what are they?
There are two ways to do that.
First, you need to sit with yourself for an hour or two. Take out a sheet of paper and divide the paper in four parts. Write down strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Then think through each segment and write down your thoughts. At the end write down one action step you can take for each of the points. Give a deadline to each action step and start working.
Another simple way is to ask for feedback after you’re rejected in an interview. Simply ask the recruiter – I would really like to know why I am rejected? If I know I would be able to improve myself and get better. Can you please tell me?
Most recruiters will tell you one or two points. The points may be true or false. Rejection often happens due to the internal problem in the organization. So, judge well whether the point/s are valid or not. If it’s valid make an action plan and start working. Quitting job search is never an option. And you should never consider quitting job search because you’re rejected.
I will work hard on myself till I get a job
Instead of quitting job search there’s a better option. And by any means you should adopt that option. You should tell yourself that – “I will work hard on myself till I get a job.”
Most people give up and doubt and get busy quitting job search instead of getting back up and working on themselves.
Now with the aid of internet, there are so many things you can learn. Just plug in the computer, connect the internet and you can get started. In the morning, you search for a job and in the evening work hard on yourself. Build new skills, learn new things, and develop good communication and presentation skills. And who can say within few weeks you can get a job that you may have never imagined.
Working on oneself creates magic. Most people work on the job than on themselves. If you make a structure to develop yourself till you get a job, you will be able to learn as many things as you can.
Be creative. Watch videos, read books, listen to podcasts. No matter what you do – quitting job search or getting back up again to begin, it’s completely up to you.
These are things you can tell yourself before quitting job search. And there are many more you can tell yourself to uplift your spirit and to inspire your action. Quitting job search can never be an option. And you consider quitting job search as an option, when you begin to lose confidence in yourself. Life is sometimes hard we all know. And you will be rejected multiple times. But don’t let the circumstances of your life define who you’re. You’re much more than what you’re currently expressing. Simply take charge of your job search and never think about quitting job search.
Along with saying yourself the above phrases, you can also do the following.
- You can simply paste inspirational posters of your heroes on your walls or bathroom mirror so that every day you can see and read them and get inspired.
- You can find out your weaknesses and buy books on them. Pick one weakness and start working on them. Yes, you can do that while searching for jobs. Remember quitting job search is never an option because people who quit never win.
- You can use a rubber band and whenever there is a thought in your mind about quitting job search, you can simply snap it. The pain you will feel will remind you that quitting job search is out of question. The only option is to keep on going.
Remember, quitting job search is for the faint hearted. Keeping on is for heroes. Now choose what would you want to be?