Bouncing Back in 2010: Reinvent Yourself and Find a New Career

Do you have a plan to bounce back in 2010? If you are like many people, you are using job search resources like FlexJobs trying to find that next great career opportunity. In addition, you may be heading back to school or working on your resume to try to gain an edge in the job market. While these are all effective ways of landing gainful employment, there is a key to reinventing yourself in the new year and finding a satisfying career this time around, despite any economic factors.

In order to bounce back in your career, your most valuable item in your arsenal of job seeking tools is having a positive attitude! Sure, you’ve probably heard this before from mentors, friends and family members – and it’s absolutely true. Instead of thinking that you might find a new job this year, start thinking strategically about what you will do with your career now. In other words, consider the steps you need to make to take action and assume a position of leadership in your chosen caree

When people lose their jobs or financial status due to downsizing, layoffs or company closings, the first thing that happens is that they immediately feel devastated and can begin to shut down. It’s overwhelming to lose a previous status and having to face financial difficulties or sacrifices. But it’s not the end of the world. It’s the stepping stone to find something better!

If you are facing this kind of situation, here are some things to start do the next opportuniti, starting now…

  1. Take Action – no matter where you are in your career, you must tell yourself today that you are in control of what happens in your life.
  2. Take Inventory – what resources or skills do you have right now that you can use to your advantage? What needs improvement?
  3. Get a Success Mindset – despite what’s going on with the economy, think like a successful person and visualize where you want to be.

Remember, no matter what’s going on in the world today, you are essentially in control of what happens with your career and your life. People who have a success mindset are people who believe they will succeed!

Tess C Taylor

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