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Positive Job Searching

04/08/2014 15:55 BST | Updated 01/10/2014 10:59 BST

Every time you go for a job or any new opportunity, chances are there will be many other people going for the same job. Especially in this economy, where positions are more contentious than ever and there are more people than ever in the market. If you are not successful, it is important that you bounce back quickly, for several reasons.

Getting back on your feet after an unsuccessful job interview can be very difficult, but there are certain things you can do to motivate yourself into the next available opportunity. Every time you go for a job, chances are there will be many other people going for the same one, especially in this economy, where positions are more contentious than ever, since there are more people than ever in the market.

Bouncing back

If you are not successful, it is important that you bounce back quickly. There may be another great opportunity right around the corner and if you are wallowing in your failure and misery, you probably won't even see the possibilities.

Avoiding the Negative Emotions

If you do go for another job with negative emotions still swirling round in your head, the people you meet with will probably pick up on that. We all like to back winners, don't we? And people can almost smell negative emotions like fear, despair, desperation, anger, bitterness or sadness. So you must exude 'winner' as fast as possible after any defeat.

A great way to get yourself back on track is to take yourself completely offline; no phone, no Internet - just for an hour or so. Instead, why not take the time to remind yourself of your strengths, and all your positive qualities. If a little voice comes up and tries to spoil your daydreaming, just flick it away with a smile. You deserve to get back to being the best you possible, so that you can go out an offer that to others.

Then, go back online and write a positive blog or Facebook post of any kind. It can be a story to help others, an idea that you have, or just something to let others know you are really going for it. You will get comments and 'likes' which will strengthen that good feeling. Do not, under any circumstances, talk about the missed opportunity because that just keeps your focus on the negative, magnifying it further.

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