Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...
Other weeks are full of optimism. You apply to your dream job and get a response that they want to bring you in for an interview. You go to a networking event and connect with three different people that have job openings at their company that match your skills. You rocked your first interview with Human Resources and they want you to come back the following week to meet the rest of the staff. Everything is coming up roses.
It’s certainly easier said than done, but avoid the tendency to get caught up in every high and low. Your hard work pays off with an interview at a great company? Resist posting it on Facebook and telling every family member about the progress of your search right away. Although it feels good to talk about a small win, keep things in perspective, to avoid feeling even worse if it doesn’t work out.
Likewise, try and temper the doom and gloom when things aren’t going your way.