Positive Outlook Improves Job Search Prospects

April 25, 2019

In recent blogs we’ve underlined the importance of networking, impactful resumes, cover letters that make employers take notice, and interview skills. Your success will be maximized when these efforts are supported by a positive outlook.

Whether you’re unemployed, under employed or you’re ready to transition from your current position, finding a great new workplace can happen within days of your search beginning or it may be a long and frustrating process.

You could even find that moving to a new community is your best option. There is routinely disappointments and tedious activities along the way while you explore the job market.

The more you can take charge of what you can control, the better off you’ll be.

The resources we’re providing in the links below will help you stay at your best throughout the process, whether you’re trying to stay motivated while diligently tailoring resumes and cover letters or participating in an interview at a company where you’d love to work.

Some of these steps include focusing on actions such as surrounding yourself with like-minded, positive people, avoiding negative individuals and thoughts, concentrating on your strengths, paying attention to self-care – getting proper rest, exercise and nutrition – and balancing a routine that includes specific goals and strategic activities while taking timely breaks.

Staff at The Work Place in Grande Prairie can guide eligible unemployed or underemployed clients (visit www.gpworkplace.ca for details) on how to maintain an upbeat focus while seeking employment.

They can also assist you with your other job search tools and ensure you’re using all the resources available to you, including accessing potential training opportunities (see contact details below). Your strategies may include updating or acquiring new skills.

These four links provide great tips for maintaining a positive attitude during your job search. In fact, you’ll find some of the strategies are good to maintain on an ongoing basis.





Remember that sometimes not getting an interview or even a job you desired can be a great learning experience. It could be that the company wouldn’t be a great place to advance in your career after all. Ultimately, you want to find the right match so you’re not on the job hunt again in a short time. Patience can be a great friend.

If you want more help with your job search at no cost, contact us at 780-539-5477. You can send enquiries to info@gpworkplace.ca. Our office is located at #105, 9840-97th Ave., Grande Prairie.

We also help employers find qualified candidates.