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For many people, searching for a job doesn't feel natural because there isn't a set structure to it. Like being an entrepreneur, being a job seeker requires imagination and initiative. Most people want to get their job search over with as quickly as possible so they can get back to comfort of a corporate job. But for those who want to truly have a career and a life they love, adopting a permanent entrepreneurial mindset is only reliable way to achieve those goals. Salespeople and entrepreneurs wake up in morning and know they have to take initiative that day to earn a living. If a salesperson doesn't pick up phone or an entrepreneur doesn't execute their business plan, they don't make any money.
Proactive people take initiative to go above and beyond what's required. Doing that little bit extra can be difference between getting a promotion and not getting one. Or it could be what makes someone want to introduce you to a recruiter who gets you a great job. If you're proactive at work, you're constantly looking for ways to help make your team more efficient, save company money, etc. Taking attitude of always looking for new opportunities is what it takes to land a great job. This same attitude is what it takes to be a star performer once you land job. And it is absolutely essential if you have your own business.
I hope this article will inspire you to take a step back and examine how you've been going about your job search. Have you been as proactive as possible, exploring as many opportunities as you can and with a positive attitude? Think about how a good salesperson approaches a prospect. They are optimistic and realize their positive attitude will contribute to closing sale.
Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook (http://www.JobSearchHandbook.com). As editor of the HireSites.com weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.