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8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job Seekers

Nina Kim | NursingLink

Always Think of the Glass as Half Full

To have the mindset of a “lucky” person, you must have an optimistic perspective of not just the future and your current situation, but of your past as well, says Matthew Smith, professor of psychology at Liverpool Hope University in England and co-author of a 1998 study on luck.

In this study, researchers found there was a positive correlation between considering oneself “lucky” and the propensity to remember more of the good things that happened to them rather than the bad. Smith found that when something bad happens to these “lucky” people now, they still think that even though it’s bad, the situation is better than the worst that could have possibly happened.


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    rhondacolding

    about 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

    about 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

    about 4 years ago

    18 comments

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

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    carolcowan

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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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