It is not uncommon for people to feel anger as they search for a job. If one has lost a job unexpectedly, unfairly or in a bad manner, you may be angry as you look for a new job. Additionally, if you have been looking for a job for an extended period of time, you may be angry that the job hunt is taking so long. Anger is a reasonable emotion to have under these circumstances. However, you may not allow the anger to control how you act or how you respond to events that occur while you are looking for a new job.
Emotions have their place in the business world and on your job hunt.
Often in the business world, we are told to ignore our emotions and look at the facts objectively. In some cases, that is good advice. However, it is not a hard and fast rule that should be followed no matter what. There are times when emotion is not only appropriate, but a good thing to show in business circumstances. When you have failed at an important mission, missed a deadline or almost lost your job, it makes sense to feel upset, sad, angry or disappointed. For example, when you have met goals, exceeded expectations or successfully complete a project for a client it is appropriate to have feelings. Under these circumstances, it is appropriate to feel happy, successful, confident or even joyful.
While you are on a job hunt either as an employee or an entrepreneur, take time to appreciate and experience all the emotions that come your way. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, what are you feeling right now as you look for work?