“What motivates you more, fear or hope?”
If you’re a professional currently starting up a job hunt (or can think back to when this was the case), which of these statements would likely have a greater motivational impact on you?
“If you buckle down, get focused, and work really hard at selling yourself, you might find your next job sooner than most people.”
“If you DON’T buckle down, get serious, and work really hard at selling yourself, you may not find another job for quite a long time.”
Given the slowness of the recovery, I hope it won't be a long time for most folks but unfortunately, it may.
What can you do about it?
Take a couple of minutes to complete the reading of Matt Youngquist's posting on Burning Questions for Job Seekers: http://careerhorizons.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/burning-question-for-job-seekers-11/
Then take charge of your future, take charge of your day and go talk with someone!