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Remember to Be Grateful!

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Thank you (Photo credit: Avard Woolaver)

Drawing on a previous blog around the Thanksgiving holiday, I stressed the notion to remember an attitude of gratitude. This pertains to life in general but particularly when doing your job search.

A Brazen Life blog posted yesterday on Business Insider website cites 4 ways in which ingratitude can hurt your job search. While this is written chiefly for young professionals, we can all learn from this. The reasons cited include:

  1. You think you deserve any or all the positions you apply for
  2. You don’t say “thank you” enough…or at all!
  3. You don’t network properly
  4. Your attitude suffers to where your potential employers notice

It all comes back to one simple principle: practice an attitude of gratitude!

Whether you are interviewing with a potential employer or expanding your network, never allow yourself to narrow your focus to just you. Every person you talk to could be the lead to your next job. Don’t burn your bridges.


About kimberlyjmyers

I am a workforce development professional in Washington State. I have ten years experience working with dislocated workers, vocationally impaired, and people with disabilities on many levels and backgrounds from offenders to non-English speaking refugees from around the world. The One thing the clients I have worked with all had in common: there was some barrier to employment, and I work diligently every day to identify, address and remove those barriers.


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