Another day, another rejection email. Job searching is exhausting! One minute you’re excited for an interview and the next you’re getting a rejection letter. It’s easy for your confidence to dwindle and for you to lose all motivation.

Here are 5 motivational quotes that have helped me regain confidence during my job search.



“Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” Aisha Tyler





2) “The price of success is hard, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best ourselves to the task at hand” Vince Lombardy


3) ” Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And you believe is great work. Ad the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”  Steve Jobs



” Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”  Nido Qubein





5) ” Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds” Marta

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Christy Joseph, Writer, Shortstints

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