Network Constantly. Start each day with an action plan.  Get out there and meet people.  Talk to anyone you can who might offer suggestions on how to improve your job search.  Don’t be embarrassed to let people know you are looking for work.  You are selling a product, and that product is YOU.

Don’t Make Excuses. You are not too old, too short or missing a degree.  Excuses tend to become self-fulfilling after a while, and mentally you can become your own worst enemy in the job-search process.

Create other successes. Our success tends to spiral up or down together.  Career success leads to financial success, more social and family success, etc.  The opposite is also true.  Don’t allow a job loss to turn you into a couch potato.  Stay sharp physically and mentally.  Keep developing your important relationships.

Stay in the game. Don’t disengage.  Show up at a construction site and offer to do clean up.  Contact 8 companies and offer to work by the hour in your area of specialty.  Don’t ask for a “job,” just wow them with your unique talents.


 Dan Miller is today's leading authority and personality on careers and 'Work You LoveTM'. As bestselling author of 48 Days To The Work You Love, and now No More Mondays, Dan reaches over a million people every month in his newsletter, podcast, and blog with the best trends and opportunities in the workplace and small business. For more information, visit