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Thankful for the Job Search – A Chance For Something New

It may be scary, but be thankful for the job search because it is a chance to do something new. So if you are in the middle of a job search, take a moment to look for something new to try.

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The next time you start a job search, look for something new.

It is wonderful to look at the job search as an opportunity to try something new. Often when people are looking for work, they follow a known pattern. They put one foot in front of the other and do the same thing over and over day after day. Instead, look at the job search as an opportunity to do things a little differently. Take today as an opportunity to do things a little differently. Look for work in a different industry or for a different position. When you are on a job search, look in different places.

Almost everyone has heard the expression, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” I disagree with that expression wholeheartedly. I think you can learn something new every day if you try. This attitude should be applied to the job search. Sometimes, it is not possible to find a job in your industry or at the position you are used to working. At those times you can either remain unemployed or you can shake things up. Look at your job search as a chance to do something new.

If you want to read more about job success strategies, check out the following:

Read the Want Ads to Make the Job Search More Successful –  It is wonderful to educate yourself to make the job search more successful by reading the want ads. Click here to read more. 


Commit to Taking the Job Search Seriously By Updating Your Resume – It is wonderful to commit to taking the job search seriously by updating your resume. Click here to read more. 

You don’t always get what you want, but that it okay.

Circumstances may require you to take a job you do not want or to work in an industry, not to your liking. Do not be dismayed by this idea. A new industry or a new position may give you the skills, knowledge, and experience that will help you when you get back to the industry and position you desire. Time in a different industry or at a different position is not time wasted. It is time well spent if you take the time to gain new knowledge, new experiences, and new connections. This is a benefit you can get from being on a job search.

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Keep in mind the fact that while you are on a job search, it is a good time to choose to move in a new direction. If there is a particular company, industry, or position you always wanted this is the time to try it. Look at the kind of people who work in your desired industry at your desired position. If you do not have the skills and experience needed to take the time now to do something new, go get the skills and experience you need. The job search is exciting because it is a chance to do new things!

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In conclusion, it is wonderful to look at the job search as an opportunity to try something new. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, what are you going to do new in your job search?

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34 thoughts on “Thankful for the Job Search – A Chance For Something New”
  1. As someone who is looking for a career change this is definitely helpful!

  2. Every job is important and even looking for a job can be a good experience, thank you for the tips

  3. I like what you said about how circumstances might make you take a job you don’t want but it’s good to learn from the job, it could teach you skills you may need in the future. It’s a good positive perspective to have.

  4. This is such a great motivation. I started in an industry I did not like but I learned to love it. Its was a good training ground for me and I learned new skills

  5. This is wonderful for those looking for a job. I’m not currently looking, but will keep this in mind for sure. I’ll have to share it with a couple others that I know are looking for jobs.

  6. You have great tips for people looking for a new job! I know there are lots available these days!

  7. i seemed to always have a job in a completely different field from the last one. I loved learning about so many new jobs and grew from each one.

  8. You always have some great encouraging posts! Thanks for the boost….I needed that!

  9. I have took my job search as an opportunity to reinvent myself and take a completely new direction and now I am doing something I love.

  10. I’m not even looking for a job, but I do always look. I agree you may not always want what you see, but something is usually better than nothing. Theres always a positive.

  11. I will going to try this someday when it is ready and when the time is right.

  12. Thank you for the positive vibes. I am not in search of a job outside home too nor my husband (he has loved his work for many years) but your words of inspiration gives hope of what future might hold. It may be hard to find a job but hey, it gives one a chance to explore skills and expertise.

  13. You are always so positive. This is a great way to look at a job search. We need to always keep an open mind, you never know what the future may hold.

  14. i’ve been looking for something to do from home as i’m disabled

  15. Very well said. Even now, I still think of endless possibilities if ever I live in a bigger city. But my husband prefers to stay where we live. So no choice.

  16. I haven’t sought a new job in, gee, over 15 years. Sometimes I envy people who had that opportunity in front of them. I know it’s an always a new adventure and you are what you make of it.

  17. Great insight and way to be positive! I always looked at new jobs as new opportunities and beginnings to better things!

  18. What a great way of looking at everything as an opportunity… Thank you for bringing light to things

  19. Thanks for the wonderful reminder. Job searching can be difficult but it can also be a chance to try something completely different.

  20. Thanks for the reminder. Losing his job gave my husband the idea to start his very own company, to be his very own boss, so new adventures are always amazing opportunities.

  21. What a great reminder and attitude I can only image job searching can at times be so disheartening x

  22. great reminders. very helpful especially now with jobs so hard to find

  23. Job search engines really helps a lot in finding so many job opportunities online. It is easier to look for an job nowadays than the olden days.

  24. I love this positive look at what is often a very discouraging and stressful time. I’ve read a lot of stories from people who said that looking in a new direction during a job search was such a blessing to them.

  25. I never really thought about doing a job search. I’m quite content to just stay where I am. But the husband on the other hand, will be needing to do some job searches soon as he is nearing the end of his Degree.

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