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Job search not going so well? Let Steve Jobs and JK Rowling inspire you

Have you graduated recently and still not been able to find a job?  We want to help you stay motivated in the face of rejection and market yourself effectively to employers.  But how do you remain resilient within this current labour market and what do we mean by resilience?

Resilience (or resiliency) is our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned. Resilient people don’t wallow or dwell on failures; they acknowledge the situation, learn from their mistakes, and then move forward.

Take a look at this article on Developing Resilience: overcoming and growing from setbacks for the full article. In addition, Peter Kerr’s article on  Career Resilience – June 2009 offers a 10-step guide to developing resilience.

So is it time to review your job search strategy?

  • Could it be the job search that needs tweaking to help you identify the best job search strategy for your personal goals?
  • Could it be the CV and covering letter or application form that is not strong enough?
  • Or are you getting through interviews and not getting the job offer?

The Careers and Placements Service can help you review all of these areas, work with you to idenitify where you could be going wrong and give you feedback and tips on how to move forward.  Book an appointment through Career Hub and let us help you.

And finally, if you are still not feeling motivated have a listen to the inspiring commencement speeches that Steve Jobs and JK Rowling gave at Stanford University.  They urged graduates to pursue opportunities and to persist when faced with setbacks and failure.

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