What 14- How do you stay positive when you are down?
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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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.
• Davao, Philippines
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.
• Nairobi, Kenya
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.
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.
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.