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7 SMALL STEPS TO JOB-HUNTING ENLIGHTENMENT There’s more to job search success than what’s on your CV. Get off on the right foot with a winning mindset… k it woring for!work WORDS: Jessie Bland | PICTURE: Shutterstock Treat look job. as your full-time d ge It helps to be enga g’ kin in a full-time ‘wor ’re u activity, even if yo not earning. ‘A "lways look on the bright side of life' are the famous words penned by comedian and actor Eric Idle. But maintaining a positive outlook throughout your job hunt is easier said than done. Keeping your spirits up when you've had a spate of rejections, are struggling to make ends meet, or feel like you're not getting anywhere, can be tricky. ‘Attitude is essential in job hunting,' says Dr Harry Freedman, founder of Career Energy, a leading career and coaching consultancy ( ‘The more positive you can be, the greater the energy and focus you bring to your job search, and to the way in which you communicate with prospective employers. It's a matter of attitude, focus and energy. ‘Make sure you're not carrying the job search burden alone, or sharing it only with those who are emotionally close to you. Job clubs can be an excellent, inexpensive way of getting peer support, provided the group is well facilitated and isn't just an opportunity for whingeing.' So, are you ready for the challenge? We've devised seven steps to help set you on the right path towards a happier and more successful job hunt.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2013

Ed's letter
Meet Hilary
Dress for success
Bags of style
Onwards and upwards
The path to enlightenment
On the job
Under operation
Under assessment
Question time
Rising up the ranks
Law and order
Make your search social
On the books
Getting graphic
Sowing the seeds
Making contact
On the move
Going green
Get the cogs turning
Building it up
On the factory floor
Engineering change
Take it up a gear
A rainy-day career
Bank on it
Full house
Talk shop
A clean slate
Hungry work
Quench your thirst
At your leisure
All's fair and square
Head in the clouds
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Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2013