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17 Ways to Get the Luck of the Irish on Your Side When Job Searching

March 17th, 2017

Toronto Marketing Recruiter Catherine Lund
By Catherine Lund, Toronto Marketing Recruiter

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day

It’s the day where we celebrate the feast of St. Patrick, wear green, toast each other while enjoying a green beer, and pretend to be Irish for a day.

One thing the Irish have always been known for is luck. The ‘Luck of the Irish’ is a phrase that dates back hundreds of years. While it’s been known to have various meanings over the years, perhaps the most popular has to do with having a positive outlook during a poor situation.

For many people, especially those who are out of work and searching for a job, it’s important to maintain a positive attitude and outlook to get some (Irish) luck on your side – and secure a job interview, call back, or even get a job offer.

So, how do you get the luck of the Irish on your side when searching for a job?

17 Ways to Get Some Luck on Your Side When Looking for a Job

Pot of gold

We could all use some luck from time to time. Here are some ways to create some good luck:

  1. Remain optimistic
  2. Have realistic expectations – finding the right job can take time
  3. Believe in yourself
  4. Add a new skill during your search
  5. Volunteer and give back
  6. Get social – network online and offline
  7. Re-connect with an old business colleague
  8. Know what you are looking for and where you want to be in 5 years
  9. Avoid being negative and talking poorly to others – especially during job interviews
  10. Be persistent with your search
  11. Be open to new opportunities
  12. Make do with what you have – the grass isn’t always greener on the other side
  13. Be prepared – you never know when a call will come in
  14. Offer to help others – and they may help you in return
  15. Make the most out of any opportunity presented
  16. Try things outside of your comfort zone – go to a conference, go on an information interview.
  17. Make your own luck – if you put the work in, good things will happen

At the end of the day, most people make their own luck. Whether it is good or bad is up to you.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Financial Services & Insurance, Marketing Communications & Media, Emerging Tech & Telecom, Consumer Goods & Retail, B2B & Industrial, Technology, Accounting & Finance, HR & Operations and Mining & Engineering. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Catherine Lund

Catherine Lund helps lead IQ PARTNERS as Sr. Director, Client Services and specializes in recruiting for integrated, digital, and eCommerce roles. She is an avid networker and proven business development and marketing professional who has placed mid to senior level professionals across Toronto.

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