Friday, March 28, 2014

What If...?

If you've been playing the Community Fellows Program Waiting Game for a while now, let's face it, you're probably asking yourself a lot of "what ifs." Well I can tell you from experience that too many “what ifs” will not only cause you to doubt yourself and whittle away your self-confidence, but it may even impede you from staying positive and seeking out other employment opportunities. Be anxious about the outcome of a job after you've applied is normal. However, here are some tips on how to be actively optimistic:
  •  Regardless of the outcome, remind yourself that it was good practice for you to exercise time management and preparing your resume and application to meet the deadline.
  • Keep an open mind. Although you may not want to look into other summer job opportunities because you are hoping to be accepted into the CFP, don't let that keep you from continuing your search.
  • Consider attending the Job & Internship Expo, which is Wednesday, April 13, 2014 at 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Center on the 2nd Floor. The more you network and apply yourself, the greater your chances are of receiving a position. Visit to see which employers will be attending (be sure to have your resume reviewed beforehand!).
  • Check PantherZone on your eCampus account frequently to keep current on new job and internship postings you could apply to.
Take a deep breath. Rather than always asking “What if I didn't get the position?” or “What if I’m not good enough?” start asking, “What if I challenge myself to stay positive andproactive?” That is a challenge, I believe all of us, should not shy away from meeting.

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