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Why Your Job Search is Like a Piñata – and 8 Other Must-Read Career Quotes

No one can deny that searching for a new job can be hard. The lengthy applications, stressful interview processes, and lack of communication from employers are challenging, to say the least. Some days, it may even be so frustrating that you want to give up.

That’s why we’ve compiled nine must-read quotes to inspire you the next time you feel like throwing in the job-searching towel. Something great is out there for you, and you’ll find it as long as you keep looking!


1. “Life is short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.” – Unknown

First on our list is the requisite seize-the-day quote. But, it’s true. We all have passion for something in our lives. Pursue it…even turn it into your career. Now, if your passion is knitting sweaters for baby goats and you can’t seem to get hired for that, then use your passion as a respite from the frustrations of your job search. Either way, get going!


2. Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer. – Louise Hays

There is no one as good at being you than you. We each have a lot to offer, and there is a company out there looking for someone with your qualifications. The challenge is finding that company. Don’t be daunted! In fact, let us help! We scour the internet every day in order to find every job posting out there, and then deliver your perfect matches right to your inbox.


3. Opportunities don't happen, you create them. – Chris Grosser

With all of the resources available to job seekers today, there’s no need to wait for opportunity to fall into your lap. Get out there and network – check out our Career Advice article on the art of networking and mingle your way right into your next opportunity.


4. The harder I practice, the luckier I get. Gary Player

Practice makes perfect. This applies to sports, musical instruments, and competitive eating. It also applies to interviewing. Don’t go into an important interview cold; spend time preparing. Overwhelmed by that prospect? No problem! Our top 10 interview tips will come in handy.


5. It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until she was 78. This legendary artist is just one example that proves it is never too late to be – or do – want you want. But, why wait until you’re 78 to switch jobs or change careers? Get started today!


6. Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin

Feeling frustrated with your job search? Maybe now is a good time to take a step back and look at areas you can improve upon professionally. Take a class, get recertified, or attend a free webinar! Staying on top of your game is important – for both your resume and your confidence.


7. Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln

This quote is a personal favorite of mine. Any job can elicit pride, if you take pride in doing it. Do your best at every task, even the ones you dislike, and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. Even if you’re unhappy where you are, keep working hard. People take notice of that – and you never know where your next networking opportunity may arise.


8. Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your two ears. – Laird Hamilton

The act of job hunting – and interviewing – requires a certain level of self-confidence. Make sure you don’t self-sabotage. Remember, you’re already online looking for something new – that alone is worth being proud of!


9. Job searching is like a piñata…If you hit it hard enough, you’ll be rewarded. – Unknown

I love this quote – so funny, but accurate. A job search takes time and effort. It takes preparation and follow-through. But, if you are diligent, you will find your next great opportunity – maybe even your dream job. Just keep hitting at it.


If these quotes revved you back up to keep job searching, what are you waiting for? iHire has been helping people just like you get hired since 1999 – that’s 17 years of connecting job seekers with their dream jobs. Discover your community and get started today!

by: Michelle Emmons, iHire
September 07, 2016

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