What 14- How do you stay positive when you are down?

Malaysia
November 13, 2017 11:20pm CST
The only way to stay positive instead of negative is to look things at the bright side. Look under the silver lining. Right now, I am down in spirit. I had applied 7 job applications, 5 of them had rejected my applications. That means the remainder would be rejected soon. I know that my age is not under the job specification although I have the sufficient working experience. Most employers are looking for fresh graduates but I am a housewife who had been out of job for 10 years. So, the possibility of getting an interview is 1%. It's OK. At least I had tried my best. I did sent out my CV and I am still looking for other job positions which are not my cup of tea. I have to think positive, try to adapt to new things and new environment. I don't tell myself to give up yet. This is not the end yet. Just keeping submitting the CV until I get the job. So, how do you stay positive when your luck is down to the drain? Do you give up easily?
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• Philippines
14 Nov
I would resort to watching television or playing computer games or apps on my phone. I can't afford to dwell too much in depression.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
that is a good way to clear your mind off
@cahaya1983 (8465)
• Malaysia
14 Nov
I hope you don't give up searching. Sometimes opportunities come your way at the least expected times. I'm not always positive and optimistic either but when I take my time to reflect on what I really want to achieve, it helps to get me back on track.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
you are right, so I am searching now
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@sharon6345 (106878)
• United States
14 Nov
I tend to fall apart so I would be of no good use I try to think on the bright side ut when bills add up i can't..
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• Malaysia
14 Nov
it is hard to control the mood when the pocket is empty yet the bills are piling up
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@JustBhem (20855)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Nov
And I know the feeling, Me too been rejected for many times already and it did not stop me from applying for more. There is still hope for me and I can't just lose it. I have bills to pay and I badly needed a job so this is my inspiration. Don't stop and be positive as always. Best of luck for both of us.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
you too girl, I am sure you can because you are younger than me, I am an old goat now
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@JustBhem (20855)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Nov
@peachpurple I am 34 is that young? Lol. Age is just numbers. We have this kid at heart.
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• Malaysia
16 Nov
@JustBhem 36 is consider "expired" because that is the age doctors do not recommend getting pregnant. So you are still young at 34
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
if you feel down.This is not going to help you.
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@marlina (60998)
• Canada
14 Nov
I agree Alfredo @amadeo
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
yes I know that too
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@nangayo (2172)
• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Nov
I do not give up easily I keep up trying harder. I remember when I was looking for a job I sent out CVs everywhere and kept hoping for the best. What encouraged me is that at least my CV got to be read because sometimes I used to be called for interviews and even if I failed some interviews I still felt I could make it which I did.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
so, did you get the job finally?
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@nangayo (2172)
• Nairobi, Kenya
15 Nov
@peachpurple Yes i did in a legal firm and i love it.
@BelleStarr (31302)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Nov
I am a positive person for the most part so I just say a prayer and hope for the best.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
good way to stay positive, prayers, I do that daily
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@prashu228 (22254)
• India
14 Nov
Don't worry. There are companies who look for ladies who want to start their second career. Keep updating your skills.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
thanks, I do hope so, wonder who will employ me....
@1hopefulman (19704)
• Canada
21 Nov
Yes, keeping a positive attitude helps and prayer can help us cope and hope for better things.
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• Malaysia
21 Nov
positive attitude for better confidence, I am sure I can find a job soon
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@1hopefulman (19704)
• Canada
21 Nov
@peachpurple I hope you do!
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• Malaysia
23 Nov
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
14 Nov
Think positive. I worked 51/2 years, then was a stay at home mom. I was able to find a wonderful job when I decided to return to the work force.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
you did? Wow! I must try again
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
17 Nov
@peachpurple Never give up. If you want something bad enough, you will get it. Best of luck to you.
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• Malaysia
17 Nov
@DianneN ok, will try, maybe it might take months
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
14 Nov
Maybe you should try those jobs you are used to doing in your work days. That way, you can answer their interview well. Just keep trying. I only apply for jobs that I am a graduate of. I am an Accounting graduate and most companies like accounting graduate people.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
good idea, I should go for sales job since my previous job was sales
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@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
16 Nov
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• Malaysia
16 Nov
@SIMPLYD go go go, sure can do it
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14 Nov
I always think about my goals.
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• Malaysia
14 Nov
that is good, always think of your goals, try not to give up
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
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• United States
16 Nov
I don't give up easily and try to stay positive and tell myself that whatever it is will work out. I know the right job is there for you so don't give up hope.
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• Malaysia
17 Nov
you sound very positive. So, I will try again today.
@jstory07 (57304)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Nov
I hope you are able to find a job really soon.
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• Malaysia
16 Nov
thanks
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@FayeHazel (10878)
• United States
14 Nov
I'm sorry to hear that. You just gotta keep trying though. And you are right. You did your best, keep doing your best and you will be rewarded
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
thanks for your encouraging words
@jaboUK (50181)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov
It must be disheartening for you to get so many rejections. I hope that you will find something suitable soon.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
yes it was, but I will try another method, maybe mine was wrong
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@gnatsmom (721)
14 Nov
I have been there. It wasn't too long ago, that I literally felt like I was cursed. I must admit that I did not handle it as I should. I dwelt on it and got bitter and angry. That affected my relationships and my ability to see where I was blessed. For me, I went straight to God. I questioned Him. I decided to study the Bible harder to try to understand His character and His ways more. Honestly, that did not change my situation, but it did change my attitude. Once my attitude began to change, so did my circumstances. I know people have a different approach to faith, so I don't want to force mine on anyone. I do know you have already taken one positive step by asking others for support or encouragement. Talking to someone about it will keep all those toxic feeling from building up inside of you. Keep pressing on, have confidence in yourself, and let those companies know why they would be better off in hiring you. I am wishing you all the best.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
thansk for your share, God will help me, I trust HIM
@LadyDuck (118864)
• Switzerland
14 Nov
I know it's hard to find a job when you have been out of jobs positions for many years. Do not feel down, continue to submit your CV, I am sure you will find a job.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
thanks, I know that too, I will keep trying
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• Preston, England
14 Nov
I don't build up my hopes too high, so the knockbacks don't feel so bad - and the successes are a greater joy - there will be high points - just keep going, it's all you can do. Good luck
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
good idea, I should do that
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@ilocosboy (32230)
• Philippines
14 Nov
Yeah I think that is the best thing to do, to look it on the positive side.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov
you are right