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8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job Seekers

Nina Kim | NursingLink

Truly Believe You Are a Lucky Person

You’ve heard the phrase, “Mind over matter,” but do you actually believe it? All those self-help coaches telling you to “Stay positive! Be optimistic!” may be annoying and seem disingenuous, but they actually might be onto something.

To get in the right mindset of a “lucky” job-seeker, you have to truly believe in the likelihood of good things happening to you. If you’re constantly down in the dumps, you won’t behave positively, which is the one thing that could possibly change your situation.

“If you believe you are fortunate much of the time, you are likely to exhibit behavior that makes people more responsive to you,” says Martin Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Authentic Happiness.


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    rhondacolding

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    If you are having a hard time reentering the work force via a hospital try going to a nursing agency. This way you can make some immediate money usually at a higher rate than what the hospital will pay a regular staff nurse, plus they will provide you with an orientation. This way you can make money and start to regain your experience. Now the hospital orientation will not be as intense or long as if you were orienting for a staff position but atleast you can get your foot in a door and start practicing.

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    clboyd

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Carolcowan, I am in a similar situation. I left the job market for five years to focus on my family. When the kids went back to school I returned to college to get my BSN. I believed all would be great after graduation. It is hard to remain hopeful, but one must. Hang in there.. you're not alone.

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    ebradd

    over 4 years ago

    18 comments

    i wish many luck in finding a job even in this economie

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    carolcowan

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    I did not intend to give that article a thumbs up, I thought the thumbs up was for jsilvoy's comment.

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    carolcowan

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    jsilvoy, You are so right. I am trying to find a job, I'm an RN with a BSN, after interrupting my career for 12 years to be a stay at home mother. I keep hearing no recent experience (where am I supposed to get that? In the past couple of weeks, I've been told by nurse recruiters (if I get any response at all when applying online for a job), that there will always be someone more qualified than me, or I don't meet minimum requirements. I'm supposed to remain positive after that?

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    jsilvoy

    over 4 years ago

    12 comments

    The problem with all this positive vibe stuff is if you are in a tight market, you've read and absorbed every bit of advice on interviewing available, and still get turned down more times than one can count, it is very difficult getting excited about an interview or even applying for a job. The catch is that no one who does the interviewing will offer advice as to what went wrong - always the same line - they found someone with better qualifications or who fit the position better.

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