One thing she said really resonated with me, “If things aren’t working, don’t blame your people, blame your plan.” Although this is great advice in terms of business start-ups, I think it can really apply to those who are currently unemployed.
A lot of the time it is very easy to turn on yourself and think it is you who is incapable of finding employment, which quickly leads to depression and a lack of self-confidence making matters worse.
Instead, stop blaming yourself, go back to the drawing board and re-evalute your strategy for reaching your goal. If you think your CV sucks – seek advice, if you’re lacking certain skills – go and re-train, if you don’t feel you have any clear direction – go and experience something new.
Somebody out there is in desperate need for somebody like you. The hard part is finding them.