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Looking For a Job – Show Up Like a Grow Up — 27 Comments

  1. All grown-up here. I’m not looking but if I were, I’d take it seriously since jobs are hard to come by!

  2. This is a lovely post. And once again, timely, as I have an interview today for a position as a reiki practitioner!

  3. I have always hated looking for a job which is why the military was such and awesome place to be it took all the guess work out of it. Then when I got out I had jobs looking for me which was a pretty awesome feeling. I agree that people who are looking for a job do need to show up like a grown up.

  4. Great porter. Love the poem. Especially since this day in age jobs are hard to come by!

  5. Great advice, and loved the poem. So many people don’t quite get this in their adult years.

  6. What a great poem. I have a few family members that need to read this post.

  7. That’s such a great poem, and, yes, grown ups need to start acting like grown ups.

  8. I think some grown ups need a lesson on what it is like to be a grown up these days!

  9. I love this quote. I have heard way too many stories from hiring managers who had people show up dressed inappropriately, or their resumes were filled with text speak.

  10. Great article and tips!! Love everything you said!

  11. Love these tips. I have a friend who was a hiring manager and had someone show up with their best friend and insisted they attend the interview to help “fill any gaps”. Seriously? That’s far from being an adult. lol

    • OMG!!! I have never heard of such a thing. That is showing up like a middle schooler! I hope that person learns soon so that she/he can get and keep a job.

  12. These are such great tips. My cousin just went to an interview and my aunt who coddles him went with him. He didn’t get the job and regardless of what my aunt says, I know exactly why 🙂 all the points you just made here.

    • It is hard to let our children grow up, but we need to help them be grown ups so they can become self sufficient.

  13. This is great advice – a little bit of tough love, a little bit of tenderness and a lot of understanding. Just perfect.

  14. I love the “things are hard but you keep going” part. It’s sometimes hard to remember, but so true!

  15. I agree wholeheartedly. Even my teenager on her way now to college is job hunting and I’ve been telling her that she needs to dress appropriately and not like the teenager she is. They’ll respect her and take her more seriously that way.

  16. I agree that a lot of people need to read this! Great tips and inspiration!

  17. I always say dress for the position you want – and the same goes for acting like you want it.

  18. Great and insightful article. I know full well that looking for a new position is a job unto itself. Thanks for the new preservative.

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