How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job? Tip 2

Don’t stop planning for the next step. It’s a cliche but it’s true:

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

When the job market isn’t buoyant it’s tempting to sit back and think there’s nothing you can do. If you’re not careful you’ll get very comfortable gently moaning away about your lot to sympathetic clucks from friends, only to be caught unawares when an opportunity arises!

So my second tip is –

MAKE SURE YOUR RESUME/CV IS COMPLETELY UP TO DATE

Don’t wait until a job appears and then go into panic mode to get your act together; take the opportunity now. 

And if you’ve never considered it before, how about getting a professionally written resume? In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t costs a fortune and could be the difference between getting your application onto the interview pile and not.

Plus, a good professional will ask you some of the searching questions that will stand you in good stead at interview. Obviously, CVs should be tailored to the particular requirements of any job you’re applying for but it’s always good to have a base line to work from.

Professional Support

If you want to find out more and get some good tips on CV writing, I recommend you drop by the site of Julie Walraven. You can find her by clicking here. She’s based in the US but does most of her work on line. Or swap with a friend. You write hers and vice versa. Seek advice from knowledgeable friends, making it clear that you want an honest opinion. This is important.

Once you have begun to take some action, to take control of your own future, you’ll begin to feel better about yourself and your confidence levels will rise. Which, by the way, makes you a much more attractive proposition to a prospective employer!

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Posted on October 22nd, 2010 by

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