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Job Search – A Chance to Compliment Yourself

The job search is a chance to compliment yourself as you let potential employers know what a treasure they have found in you.

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When you are on a job search, think of it as an opportunity to give yourself a compliments.

It is wonderful to go on a job search because it is a chance to compliment yourself. It is often a stressful thing to look for a new job. If you have been looking for a job for an extended time without success, it may hurt your self-esteem. However, you should put all feelings of doubt, lack of qualification, and lack of worth out of your mind. Looking for a job is a great time to look at yourself through rose-colored glasses, seeing the best you have to offer the world and potential employers.

So often people do not compliment themselves, they do not give themselves the kind words that they give friends and even strangers in similar situations. Most people would never say to a friend who is looking for a job, “No one will hire you, you are not qualified to work at any good job.” But, many people say these words to themselves over and over while they are looking for a job. Perhaps people should apply the Golden Rule they use on others to themselves. This means treating yourself the way you want to be treated. Spread kind words, compliments, and love all over yourself.

When preparing your resume, do not say you were a “salesperson.” If you won awards at your former company or increased your sales figures each month, say that you were an “award-winning sale professional who increased sales by 2% each month for six months.” If you worked as a supervisor with a staff of ten ad did a good job as a supervisor, say, “supervised a staff of ten and helped each person reach their employment goals.” If the only thing you did well at your former job was show up on time, emphasize your dependability, dedication, and loyalty to your former job. Find a way to put yourself in a good light, the best light possible.

Make the most of this opportunity to make youself feel better and more confident.

On applications be sure to describe yourself using all the positive adjectives you can muster. You are trying to get someone to look at your application and hire you so make yourself sound worth hiring and paying a great salary. The application process is not the place to be modest and overly humble, it is time to make an infomercial highlighting you! Play up your strengths, the good qualities you have that make you perfectly suited for the job.


Later, when you go on interviews, be sure to describe yourself in glowing, complimentary terms. You know yourself better than the interviewer knows you. If you do not talk about yourself as if you are the perfect person for the job, the interviewer will not think you are the perfect person for the job. During the interview, get rid of all negative talk about yourself. The interview is the time to compliment yourself, to give yourself loving words and kind praise.

In conclusion, it is wonderful to search for a new job because it is a chance to compliment yourself. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, what was the last compliment you gave yourself?

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49 thoughts on “Job Search – A Chance to Compliment Yourself”
  1. Thanks for this advices. This article can be very helpful for those who are searching for jobs right now!

  2. These are great ideas! I am currently on a job search which is sending a lot of rejection my way it’s it’s nice to think about it in a positive way.

  3. This is a really great read that I enjoy a lot! These are some remarkable tips , thanks for sharing this to us!

  4. You’ve got some really good advice here. I’m sure this is going to be so helpful when it comes to looking for a job.

  5. great advice here for people looking for jobs! Building confidence is crucial to finding a new job and finding success.

  6. Interesting because I work for myself, but I do sales (I am a travel agent) so I need to “Introduce” myself or sell myself to potential clients often – its a hard balance between bragging and complimenting yourself!

  7. This is such a really great advice, I’m surely gonna keep this in mind and will share it also to those friends of mine!

  8. Such great advice. Especially for those who are job searching! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I am working on a career change and this is a good thing to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and it definitely provides some good motivation.

  10. Such a great reminder to love yourself. Feeling your best and putting yourself out there will show a future employer your confidence.

  11. You have some fabulous advice and it’s so true: we should compliment ourselves more! I need to keep this in mind.

  12. This advice will really help my son out who is in job search mode right now!

  13. I really enjoyed reading this post, these are really great tips.

  14. One of my biggest hurdles is complimenting myself or acknowledging any kind of achievement. I can easily gush about others but my comfort level is non existent when highlighting myself.

  15. Such great advice and you’re right, most of don’t give ourselves enough kind words. We save those for others.

  16. These are amazing tips. I’m looking for a job so I definitely need them

  17. Your daughter has to speak the good things into existence! I laugh because I started calling my husband “husband” when we were dating before we talked about marriage. I called him the father of many children when we thought we were barren. Now we have 4 children. You daughter must talk about the things she wants as if they are here and without realizing it, her actions will get her there.

  18. my youngest will be in preschool soon, and I’m going to have to start searching for a job..

  19. I think it is so true that we don’t compliment ourselves enough – we are our own worst critics. I love when you say that looking for a job is an opportunity to see the best you have to offer the world and potential employers.

  20. Good advice! Be your own best cheerleader and look at all of the positive and good things you’ve done!

  21. Really great advice! My daughter recently graduated and is working, but not happy where she is. She has been applying for jobs, but has been saying many negative things. I will pass this article on to her.

  22. great advice i will have to remember to do this next time i interview for a new job!

  23. This advice is terrific, and one that anyone can instantly adapt to make themselves look their best in a job interview or on a resume. I think we all have to deal with negative self-talk, but the last place we need that is when we’re looking for employment and need to make a strong, positive impression.

  24. You are so right job searching can be so stressful. However, I always second guess myself when I go to job interviews and I’m to shy to put out all the good things I’ve done.

  25. I never thought of it as necessarily complimenting myself but listing my achievements is a way of complimenting myself. I need to see what other accomplishments I haven’t listed on my portfolio and resume. Thanks for the suggestions!

  26. Great tips! I do this on my resumes all the time! It was also something I looked for when I was hiring people!

  27. I love you blog you are always so positive and your advice is right on the money… I think this would be a good idea to share when teens just coming out of High school to let them realize what works for them…

  28. I think it’s always important to brag on yourself a little bit. They might not know how fabulous you are, unless you tell them.

  29. I think it is definitely challenging for some people to learn to sell themselves but I think it’s an important skill for everyone to learn, especially when involved in a job search.

  30. So very true. People need to build themselves up on a resume. We forget to compliment ourselves on our achievements. Thank you for the great advice and I will pass it along to those that are searching for a job.

  31. I need to check this out! Been looking for something like this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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