Are you a discouraged job seeker?
When we are mired in the frustrations that so often accompany a job search, sometimes it helps to step back and regain perspective from great thinkers throughout history.
So, I thought this would be an excellent time to rely on the collective brainpower of others who have spoken profound words on the subject of job qualifications, job success, job performance, and job loss.
I hope you’ll find these quotations – from personalities as divergent as Aristotle and Steve Jobs – amusing and motivating.
On Losing Your Job
I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. – Steve Jobs, (1955- ) Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. (fired in 1986; re-hired in 1996), and former CEO of Pixar.
On being qualified
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. – Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States
On True Success
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe, (1943-1993)