1- “I hope something will come along soon.” HOPING FOR FATE that a job will happen rarely brings employment. If you fall into this line of thinking you may mistakenly believe you can wait it out and something good will come to you. Do not allow your career to run on fate. You need a goal and a plan with tons of active networking focused on your target objective. Every now and then we get lucky, but don’t ever count on it.
2 - “I’ll take anything, even if it’s not what I like.” ANY JOB WILL DO may help pay the bills but it is only a short term fix. Do not use this as a strategy for career success. It often leads to frequent job-hopping and limited career growth. When you dislike your work it will probably show in your performance and right now, only those who excel receive promotions and pay increases.
3- “I have to stay in this job even though I hate it.” STAGNATING in a job should be unacceptable. Yes, work is hard to find but opportunities will become available. The ideal time to prepare for a better job /career is when you are unhappy or unemployed. Take time while you are working to come up with a new and satisfying direction. The worst damage you can do to your career is accepting misery. Happiness at work IS a choice – choose to make it happen!