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Remaining hopeful in the current job climate will certainly have an impact on your job seeking success

2011 February 27

With reports of yet extra job cuts in the UK this week it is simple to understand why those who are unfortunate enough to be unemployed become more and more dismayed with the whole state of affairs. The job losses over the last year have been large and have been in areas that have in the past remained virtually unscathed by compulsory redundancies. So the people looking for work now have little experience of job hunting, how it feels and how to stay focused. They are also faced with the added strain of a media who seem to thrive on reporting the doom and gloom, often in place of some less newsworthy “good news” stories.

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

The most essential thing to remember is that no set of circumstances will last ad infinitum. Even if roles in a particular industry are few and far between at the moment, new ones will develop again soon. Perhaps not exactly the same roles as before but similarities will be strong enough to prove interesting. Take marketing for instance. Although the number of roles in this sector has been reduced considerably, there are now new opportunities accessible due to the rise in Internet Business. These roles, although needing an further amount of training, are based on the skill needed for a traditional role in marketing and so it is not too tricky for those qualified in this area to adapt and consider one of the Online Jobs now available.

If a job seeker can stay upbeat it also makes the vital task of networking a lot easier. Calling an old colleague or friend for a chat seems intimidating 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 job, let old colleagues and friends know that you are looking for work, it is nothing to be self conscious about. Also be prepared to consider options that may not fit perfectly with your previous roles.

If you discount being self employed, or an option to Work From Home you will most certainly be dismissing quite a large number of growing roles. As internet business grows, and continues to out perform the high street these are the types of jobs that are going to come to the market first, so do be ready 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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