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Job Search – A Chance to Compliment Yourself

It is wonderful to go on a job search because it is a chance to compliment yourself. It is often a stressful thing to look for a new job. If you have been looking for a job for an extended time without success, it may hurt your self-esteem. However, you should put all feelings of doubt, lack of qualification and lack of worth out of your mind. Looking for a job is a great time to look at yourself through rose-colored glasses, seeing the best you have to offer the world and potential employers.

So often people do not compliment themselves, they do not give themselves the kind words that the give friends and even strangers in similar situations. Most people would never say to a friend who is looking for a job, “No one will hire you, you are not qualified to work at any good job.” But, many people say these words to themselves over and over while they are looking for a job. Perhaps people should apply the Golden Rule they use on others to themselves. This means treat yourself the way you want to be treated. Spread kind words, compliments and love all over yourself.

When preparing your resume, do not say you were a “sales person.” If you won awards at your former company or increased your sales figures each month, say that you were an “award-winning sale professional who increased sales by 2% each month for six months.” If you worked as a supervisor with a staff of ten ad did a good job as a supervisor, say, “supervised a staff of ten and helped each person reach their employment goals.” If the only thing you did well at your former job is show up everyday on time, emphasis your dependability, dedication and loyalty to your former job. Find a way to put yourself in a good light, the best light possible.

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On job applications be sure to describe yourself using all the positive adjectives you can muster. You are trying to get someone to look at your application and hire you so make yourself sound worth hiring and paying a great salary. The application process is not the place to be modest and overly humble, it is time to make an infomercial highlighting you! Play up your strengths, the good qualities you have that make you perfectly suited for the job.

Later, when you go on interviews, be sure to describe yourself in glowing, complimentary terms. You know yourself better than the interviewer knows you. If you do not talk about yourself as if you are the perfect person for the job, the interviewer will not think you are the perfect person for the job. During the interview, get rid of all negative talk about yourself. The interview is the time to compliment yourself, to give yourself loving words and kind praise.

In conclusion, it is wonderful to search for a new job because it is a chance to compliment yourself. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, what was the last compliment you gave yourself?

Janeane Davis

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  • I used to be an HR director and I can tell you that most people don't do this. I have had some of the most awful interviews ever!

  • My sister is now searching for a job. I'll share this with her.

  • my youngest will be in preschool soon, and I'm going to have to start searching for a job..

  • I think it is so true that we don't compliment ourselves enough - we are our own worst critics. I love when you say that looking for a job is an opportunity to see the best you have to offer the world and potential employers.

  • Thank you for this much needed advice!!

  • Good advice! Be your own best cheerleader and look at all of the positive and good things you've done!

  • Really great advice! My daughter recently graduated and is working, but not happy where she is. She has been applying for jobs, but has been saying many negative things. I will pass this article on to her.

    • Your daughter has to speak the good things into existence! I laugh because I started calling my husband "husband" when we were dating before we talked about marriage. I called him the father of many children when we thought we were barren. Now we have 4 children. You daughter must talk about the things she wants as if they are here and without realizing it, her actions will get her there.

  • great advice i will have to remember to do this next time i interview for a new job!

  • I definitely need to work on complimenting myself. It's not something I do often, and I'm my own boss now, so I need to!

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