Beginning Your Job Search
The First Step…Self Esteem & Confidence
The first step toward career success is being in the right frame of mind. You must believe it in order to achieve it. Since the power of positive thinking can propel your career forward in any direction you dream, you must begin your journey by promising to be optimistic and believing in your own ability to reach beyond your current situation.
Close your eyes and picture the next step. Whether you define success as an entry-level professional in a new field or the first female CEO of your corporation, it won’t happen until you imagine it. Think of the most successful people you’ve ever heard of. From local business owners to corporate executives, more than likely they spent years dreaming and plotting and planting the right seeds to make their ideas a reality. So start dreaming about your own professional destination. What does success mean to you? What do you want to do and where do you want to be?
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