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Job Search Lessons from the Presidential Campaign

Job Search Lessons from the Presidential Campaign

Joe Turner / Monster.com

Start with Focused Intention

You won’t find more goal-directed, single-minded people than the presidential candidates. Their perseverance and refusal to accept defeat exemplify focused intention and what it takes to win. For example, Clinton has said, “I have an opportunity to come to this campaign with a very strong conviction and feeling that I will be able to withstand whatever the Republicans send our way.” And she held on until the very end of the Democratic primary season, only bowing out when her nomination became impossible.

To win the job, you need to outlast everyone around you and not accept defeat — it takes a level of determination much like Clinton’s.


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