What can you control in the job search?

Want to know the ONE thing in the job search process that you can control?

It’s your attitude. 

Interestingly, Serge P. da Motta Veiga‘s research revealed that for job-seekers who come into it with a know-it-all attitude are more likely to get discouraged and give up more easily than people who approach the whole job hunt saying, “What can I learn from this?”

A candidate who approaches their job search as an experience they can learn from — which the authors call “learning goal orientation” in the study — are better off.

What does this mean? What are some things you can “learn” from job hunting? I would love to hear from you!  We all know job hunting can be a frustrating experience– tell me something you learned during the process.

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  • Sarah Johnston

    I’m a former corporate recruiter and industry “insider” who got tired of seeing talented high-achievers get passed over for opportunities because they did not have the right marketing documents or know how to position themselves in interviews. I have relocated multiple times across the country as a “trailing spouse” and have had to execute job searches in completely cold markets (where I literally knew no one!) I have been named a LinkedIn Top Voice in the career space in 2019, HR Weekly’s Top 100 Most Influential People in HR, named the owner of the “best resume writing firm for experienced executives” by Balance Careers and a “top follow” by JobScan in 2019 and 2020.

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