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8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job Seekers

Nina Kim | NursingLink

Embrace Spontaneity

Keep an open mind to the random events that happen and the random people you meet in your life. See every instance as a potential situation for improving your luck.

Striking up a conversation with a person sitting next to you on an airplane can be the start of an important networking relationship with someone who may know of a job opening in your area. Taking a new route, hanging out with a different social group, or even partaking in something you come across randomly — all of these spontaneous occurrences can easily pave the way to new “luck” and opportunity.

“Always keep your options open and be prepared to make mistakes,” says John Krumboltz, professor of education at Stanford University. “You get more in life when you are willing to learn than closing everything out.”


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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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