1. AVOID THE LOOK AND FEEL OF DESPERATION. Hiring managers and recruiters can sense desperation a mile away. Avoid talking bad about yourself and your abilities. This is not a time to have a pity party for yourself. Instead address the time off professionally and move on.
2. AVOID REMINDING THE INTERVIEWER THAT YOU’RE UNEMPLOYED. I once interviewed a woman who told me after every question that she was unemployed. I really fought to have her interviewed in spite of the unemployment stigma. However, I couldn’t get her to tell me about her strengths because she was too busy reminding me she was unemployed. She would have had a real shot at the job. Instead, she stood in her own way.
3. HAVE THE DESIRE TO WANT TO WORK AGAIN. Some people lose hope that they will work again. In fact, I believe that people sabotage their chances (like the lady in tip 2). Be positive! Know if they called you for a screening or interview, you have a good chance of getting a job. Put the past “no’s” behind and give the current opportunity your best shot.
When you #knowyourworth you know that the season of unemployment is temporary. Even if it’s been years, know that one yes is all you need. #youareworthmore than doubting yourself. You will work again!!! Put hope and courage on your #careerkeychain.
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