Most executives have experienced negative situations at some point in their career. These adverse experiences can turn into anger. Focusing your energy on anger weakens your job search abilities and can make you feel like a failure despite your qualifications. The degree of anger varies from person-to-person; however, many people get “stuck” feeling bitter and resentful and can’t search effectively.
There are many issues in the workplace that might result in anger. A few might be:
- Passed over for a promotion or raise
- Unfair business practices that resulted in being fired or laid off
- Unfamiliar territory you are forced to navigate
Typical issues in job search that might result in anger:
- Not getting interviews
- No response from recruiters or hiring managers
- Losing job offers you feel you deserve
It’s natural to feel anger in these types of situations. It’s important when this happen that you have a handle on your anger. How do you manage your anger? Do you express your anger in a healthy manner? Anger can build up and uncontrolled anger can be very serious.
Are you spending too much time focused on your circumstances and not on how to move forward? Despite obstacles, challenges, and hardships, you have the ability to bounce back.
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