Job Search Tips - How to Increase Your Success

Written by Steve Kaye

Finding a job can be a painful and difficult experience. Here are three things that you can do to minimizerepparttar pain and increase your chances of success.

1) Approach finding a job as if it were a full-time job, because it is. Consider this: if you had a job, you would report to work atrepparttar 137585 same time each day (like 8 am), take an hour (or less) for lunch, and quit atrepparttar 137586 same time each day (like 5 pm). You would work five days every week. And you would work hard to accomplish as much as you could because your career depended upon it.

When you are searching for a job, you should followrepparttar 137587 same type of schedule because your future depends upon it.

Treating your job search like a part-time hobby guarantees that it will take longer. It even sets you up for failure.

In addition,repparttar 137588 lack of focused activity will create a sense of helplessness. That sends you into a downward emotional spiral that makes it increasingly difficult to find a job.

So, begin tomorrow by reporting to work and spendingrepparttar 137589 day on tasks that lead to a job.

2) Approach finding a job as if it were a project. That means you should set goals for yourself, make plans, and monitor your progress. You should apply all ofrepparttar 137590 tools and skills that you used in your last job torepparttar 137591 project of finding your next job.

As you must expect, this is an important project. The sooner you complete it,repparttar 137592 sooner you gain a promotion into a job.

3) Be your own boss. You must set expectations for what you need to accomplish. You must provide direction. And you must monitor your work.

Comparing Classic and Modern Corporate and Personal Development Programs

Written by Dr. Jason Armstrong

Inrepparttar 1990s Stephen Covey’s name became famous throughrepparttar 137565 publication ofrepparttar 137566 “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. As many knowrepparttar 137567 “7 habits” are not a group of new concepts but age-old approaches to success represented in a way that can be clearly applied to modern day personal and corporate development. These precepts are taught in a number of ancient development, and achievement arts which have been practiced for thousands of years. Although many of these concepts have been lost and misinterpreted, they exist and can be translated in non-extreme forms, from such arts as: Zen (which is not a religion, but a path for self discovery and growth),repparttar 137568 “Art of War” by Sun Tzu (the classic text on strategy which is often regarded asrepparttar 137569 most definitive text onrepparttar 137570 topic), andrepparttar 137571 Tao de Ching (the “book of change”).

Profound lessons for leadership, change, victory and non-conflict have arisen from bodies of work such asrepparttar 137572 “Art of War”, becauserepparttar 137573 learnings came from life and death scenarios. Obviously today’s corporate world does not induce a mechanism for change, and success, anywhere near as strong as these ancient arts asrepparttar 137574 consequence of failure is far less. This is why groups such asrepparttar 137575 Samurai, and post-war Corporate Japan, adopted highly refined lessons from Chinese Zen andrepparttar 137576 “Art of War”. However, modern Asia is very different from its past. Today such cultures as Japan often see an environment which is one ofrepparttar 137577 most materialistic and rapid success oriented cultures around, quite a contrast to its approaches ofrepparttar 137578 past. Today many Western corporate cultures are now embracing past strategies to avoid conflict and gain success.

The strategy text “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, is often incorrectly viewed as an aggressive approach to victory. However, it is essentially a master text on “Conflict Management” and “Win-Win” scenarios (“Win-Win”, habit 4 of Stephen Covey). It also discusses partnering in detail (“Synergize”, habit 6 of Stephen Covey), project planning (“begin withrepparttar 137579 end in mind”, habit 2 of Stephen Covey) and has many direct relationships to goal attainment in corporate and personal development contexts.

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