Young Professionals: How to Cope With Tough Career Moments

Experienced your first career flop? Try this strategy to rebound

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When you’re just starting out in your career, you can face quite a bit of pressure. As a young professional, you want to be great at everything and you’re eager to capture that awesome dream of totally making it.

On the flip side of that, you can also be very hard on yourself when things don’t pan out exactly as planned—or worse—you totally fail at what you thought was a sure thing.

If you’ve reached that rough patch in your career come-up, here are a few tips from Ken Sundheim, CEO of KAS Placement Recruitment, that can not only help you get over the hump, but surpass your wildest dreams of success:

1. Forget the statement “It can’t be done.”

Regardless of hurdles, there are always ways you can do better. The more creative you become in your job, the further you can go.

At times, it’ll seem as if you’ve hit a brick wall. Sometimes, that wall will appear much more challenging than others.

Focus on possible solutions. Look at the problem differently. Whatever you do, don’t let the hurdle render you ineffective.

2. Keep moving forward.

Henry Ford said, “You have got to keeping doing and going.”

In business, change is inevitable. Change in yourself becomes just as essential.

Some core ideologies are permanent, like great customer service. But how you arrive at superior customer service may drastically change throughout a career.

Despite environmental changes in your job, always be in motion. When work seems hopeless, you’re probably also wasting time.

There are few instances in your career when learning and creativity can’t cure the most arduous problems.

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