So… you’ve been thinking about getting a new job. But launching into a job search seems like such a monumental leap with all sorts of unknowns and a to-do list a mile long. The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone. We know that one of the best ways to kickstart your career is by catching up on some words of inspiration. That’s why we’ve collected some of our favorite motivational quips – in hopes that it helps you take that initial step to looking for a new job.
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Super Bowl 51’s lesson comes in the review of the circumstances that have played out since Super Bowl 50 and the controversy surrounding Deflategate; no pigskin in history ever got so much attention! The Patriots could have focused on the past and what they felt were unfair sanctions, but instead they chose a different attitude, they chose to aim for making it to the big show again. No matter what side of the football and sanction fairness controversy you fall on, the challenges that the Patriots had to overcome to win has already become legend.
Much of success and what defines you boils down to motivation and putting forth the effort to succeed. It takes all the motivational elements you can muster to be successful, just like this year’s Super Bowl champions. With their starting quarterback suspended, the team chose to use the suspension as motivation. We should all remember that the team won 3 out of the 4 games while he was suspended!
Tom Brady was continuously asked if the suspension was going to motivate him to win, but he said it was his teammates’ attitude and his personal desire to succeed. Brady said:
“It takes a lot of work to get to this point. Nothing that has happened in the past is going to help us win this game. What’s going to help us win this game is going through that process we talked about and being ready to go. That’s enough motivation for me.”
What does that mean for you in seeking a new opportunity? Has your company done a reorganization and you have been let go? Have you been told for the 3rd time that you did great but you were the companies second choice? Did you get passed over for the promotion you worked so hard for? We all want to win, but the best way to guarantee a win comes down to the right attitude and the desire to overcome.
To accomplish this you must start by realizing that these circumstances don’t define you. Answer the question ‘What kind of team player do I want to be?’ Use the knowledge and experience that has led you to this point, and become the best version of yourself possible. At Johnson Search Group, we are honored to continue to be a resource to answer these questions and be a resource to help you become the winner you desire to be!
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In today’s world, we are surrounded by “somedays.” One of the areas of life we see people using “somedays” the most is in their careers. We are here to tell you – don’t wait for someday to invest in yourself and your career. Here are some ideas of what you can do today to advance your professional development:
Refresh your resume
You should consider your resume a living, breathing object that needs constant care and attention. Take today to add important updates like measurable achievements and an eye-catching layout.
Brush up on your networking skills
Networking can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be all stiff introductions and awkward conversations. Research some networking conversations starters to have handy during your next event!
Join a LinkedIn group
Speaking of networking, LinkedIn groups are a great way to network with thousands of professionals in your industry from the comfort of your own couch. Find groups that are relevant to your ideal role or industry and join the conversation!
Set a goal
Don’t let New Years have all the fun, now is the perfect time to set some new goals. (In fact, only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions!)
Browse salaries in your area
When was the last time you compared salaries in your area? Having a complete understanding of the market and your comparative worth gives you a huge leg up during a job search.
Publish an article on LinkedIn Pulse
You don’t have to be a professional blogger or even a writer to publish an article on LinkedIn Pulse. It is an ideal way to share your expertise and insight with your network, and is the perfect accessory to the dynamite personal brand you are building!
Talk to a recruiter (just to find out what’s out there!)
Nobody understands the current job market better than a recruiter. They can provide insight into who’s hiring, what they’re hiring for, and the skills that are necessary to land those coveted positions. Reach out to a recruiter today and just have a conversation, you never know what could come of it!
Volunteering is good for the soul, and today is the perfect opportunity to get out there and make a difference! No matter what cause speaks to you, dedicate a couple of hours today to helping others. (If you’re looking for ideas, we LOVE working our local Arc of Spokane!)
Craft a perfect elevator pitch
Your ‘elevator pitch‘ is arguably the most valuable tool you can have in your personal brand kit. Craft a concise, engaging, and memorable bit about yourself that you can share at networking events, during interviews, or even just in day-to-day conversations.
Take an adventure
Take an improv class, teach yourself how to knit, go skydiving… do whatever it takes to get out of your comfort zone!
Teach yourself a new skill (like how to code!)
Coding, data analysis, and cloud computing are some of the most valuable skills on the market today, no matter what position you are in. There are hundreds of free online courses you can take (starting right now!) that will help amp up your professional development, keep your mind sharp, and make you look more valuable to hiring managers.
Most importantly, use your day to have fun. No matter what you do, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of work, money, and day-today tasks. Take this opportunity to look at your life and make improvements that will lead to more fun and happiness. Whether that’s finding a new job, relocating to a different city, or spending more time with your family!
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If you’ve ever received a message from me, you’ve seen that my signature carries the phrase, “Leading by Example and Winning with Integrity.” You might wonder, why? Is this a marketing ploy or does this have a place in the business world? Better yet, how can it affect me?
Much more than a marketing ploy, this phrase is an expression of who I am. In the world we live in, we tend to get caught up in “what’s in it for me and how do I get to the top of the heap.” I have always been competitive, and always found myself a natural leader. Early on in my career, I learned that there was a difference between talking a big game and showing up when it matters most. I learned there was a way to be competitive without stepping all over the competition. While many around me used the phrase, “fake it til you make it,” I found that telling the truth even when I didn’t know the answer, eventually taught me the answers I needed to know.
This phrase, which is as important to me as the air we breathe, has served to bring people into my life that share in my values. Home life, business life, friends, and family may not always share my style, but they know where I stand.
Winning is as easy as helping other people get what they want. When you work hard and do the right thing, even when no one is looking, it builds a respect and loyalty that not only lasts throughout your transaction, but also a lifetime and beyond.
Never before has this served me as well as in my current profession. I am in the business of matching people from different cultures, background, and skills with companies, ultimately creating life-altering relationships. Candidates put their trust and confidence in me to help them get more time with their families, more opportunities for their children, a better use of their skills, and more cushion in their bank accounts. Clients look for me to take the pressure off of them to find an employee that wants more than a job, fits in their culture, and is competent in their abilities. Every day as I make phone calls, I keep in mind to lead by example and win with integrity.
Now I ask you, how will you lead by example and win with integrity in your life?
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No matter if you are on the hunt for a new position, tackling a difficult project at work, or just stuck in a rut, we could all use a little career inspiration from time to time. Luckily, some of the great leaders that paved the path of success before us have shared their wisdom to give you just the push you need to reignite your career.
“And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
– Steve Jobs
“My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
-David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
“We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.”
– Shakti Gawain
“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”
“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect condition. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”
– Mark Victor Hansen
“A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Homes Jr.
“Risk something or forever sit with your dreams.”
– Herb Brooks
“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
-M. Scott Peck
“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.”
“Do one thing everyday that scares you.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When someone tells me no, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it. It just mean I can’t do it with them.”
-Karen E. Quinones Miller
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
– T. Harv Eker
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
-Henry David Thoreau
“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”
“I find that the harder I work, the less I call it work.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan, and guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
“Make yourself indispensable. The more valuable you are, the more responsibility you will be asked to take on.”
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