JOB SEARCH TIP: “Step on a crack…” and other attitudes that will hurt your search.

14 Jul

… and you’ll break your mother’s back.”

As a kid I once tempted fate when I was upset with my mom. I stepped on a crack.

Her back didn’t break, but I still avoided cracks.

Irrational thinking, right?

As you consider your job search, you too will need to face some irrational attitudes that may be getting in your way:

  • “I’m too old”, or “I’m not old enough”, or
  • “I don’t have the right experience”, or “I’m too experienced”, or
  • “There aren’t any jobs out there”, or
  • “You can’t change industries”.

Although each of these mindsets may have a grain of truth, not exploring an opportunity because of these attitudes may really hurt your search. Your attitudes would be a good to discuss with your coach or job search support group.

Maya Angelou said: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

What attitude do you need to change?

There are free training videos on the web site of my faith community:


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