The hardest part of achieving any goal is usually starting in the first place.

For job hunters, the goal is to get a job. But in fact, there are a number of small goals along the way. Getting your resume together, posting on the job boards, ect.

You have amazing possibilities and potentials just waiting inside you, but most of them can die stillborn waiting for you to take action. The Nike commercial contains one of the best pieces of advice in the world: “Just Do It!

A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step,” wrote Confucius.

Do you want to be happy? Do you want to be thin? Do you want to work at something you really enjoy? Do you want to make money?

Whatever it is, write it down. Take a few minutes for “Gap Analysis.” Look at where you want to be and then look at where you are.

For the job hunter, this is very powerful. Write down exactly the kind of job you want, the titles, describe the company, describe where you would like to work, what kind of boss you want, what kind of work would satisfying.  The more you write down and describe what you want from your next job, the greater the chance you will get the job you want.

Examine the gap that exists between the two and think about how you could close, it like building a bridge or staircase across an open space.

What would be your first step? What would be your second step, and so on? Most of all, what action would you take right now if you were guaranteed of success?

What would you do if you had no fear of failure? What would be your first step on the staircase toward your goal?

Understanding the gap between where you are and where you want to be is so important. It lets you work on the problem and find solutions. Understand the problem is half the battle.

All great accomplishments begin with a leap of faith into the unknown. They begin when you take action toward your hopes and dreams before you have any assurance of success.

Most people are paralyzed by the uncertainty that surrounds any new venture. They hesitate. They stop. They turn back.

But not you. You know that “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” You know that you have to stick your head up if you want to get above the crowd.

You know you have to go out on a limb if you want to get the fruit, because that’s where it is.

Go for it! Take that first step and everything else will follow.

The biggest mistake you can possibly make is doing nothing. If you do nothing, nothing will happen. If you do something and it does not work out – you can fix it, or stop doing it.


These 21 Job Hunter Success Tips have been adapted from articles by Brian Tracy.

Brian Tracy has over 40 books, CDs, and DVDs to help you meet your personal and professional goals and dreams.

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