In last week's Trends in Workforce Recruiting presentation, Dr. Phil Gardner stated that one of the "Parables of Talent" he teaches his students is to be "motivated by faith rather than fear". It's not easy to have faith that you will find a job when every time you turn on the TV all you hear is more bad news. Entering the "real world" was a very scary thought for me four years ago and I'm sure it is even scarier for many of you now.
Despite constant encouragement from family and friends, having faith that there is a job out there for me is the only thing keeping me motivated to work hard to find it. Whether it is religious faith or faith in yourself, it is one thing that no one can take away from you. The job search can be a long and frustrating process but a positive attitude and strong faith that you will make it will help keep you from getting dragged down with fear.