Stop Celebrating Your Job-Search Misery [EPISODE 14] #Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 14 of Career & Employability Talk.

This is a follow-up to Episode 13.

This week’s podcast episode is titled  – Stop Celebrating Your Job Search Misery and it coming as a word of encouragement to as many that have their heads bowed at this time of economic recession, individuals still waiting to get a job after a long time of waiting for a job breakthrough.

In my over 7-years’ experience as a Talent Acquisition Specialist, of helping organizations to solve their talent issues, take this from me, when I say that irrespective of the current state of your job search, never lose your hope, never be downcast, and never lose your enthusiasm. Please don’t!

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Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

With hindsight, looking at the candidates who aced job interviews and got hired, compared to those who didn’t, I discovered a common trait that was very instrumental to their success, that is enthusiasm!

A couple of months ago, I listened to a podcast (‘Stop Celebrating your Misery’) by my friend, Dr. TYLOR, The SAGE and the idea he shared was a reinforcement to the subject of our discussion.

I can say with all confidence that candidates who do well at interviews are those who tell their work life story with enthusiasm and not with pity. They don’t look defeated during interviews, they don’t celebrate their misery but they celebrate the successes in their work life with confidence, and that’s how they stand out from the crowd!

‘We don’t get out of life what we deserve but who we are’.

In other words, it is true that job-hunting at this critical period can be difficult and frustrating but what really makes you stand out, whether in an interview or in life, is how you see yourself and your situation; and how you let that reflect to others. What do you see at these period?


Don’t celebrate your near misses or get caught up in your failures. Stand up and start seeing life from a different perspective of hope and enthusiasm.

“Summing it all up, friends, you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. ”

Happy listening 🙂

Special Podcast Mention:

  1. Dr. TYLOR, The SAGE’s podcast – “Stop Celebrating Your Misery”
  2. FREE 1-Hour Coaching with Segun Akiode

Credit: Podcast Soundtrack by BenSound.Com

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