Don't Let Your Job Search Get You Down

Motivational Quotes to Keep Your Spirits Up During the Job Search


Job searching is drudgery. It is time-consuming, nerve-wracking, and the rejection can be down right brutal. Sometimes you need a little validation, motivation, and inspiration to keep you going. I find quotes to be uplifting and often a good reminder that others have been in my shoes. Here is a list of quotes that will hopefully, inspire and motivate and help you keep the faith that the result of all your efforts will be well worth it.


Advice for following your dreams/passion:

“It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than on the top of one you don’t.” Chris Guillebeau
“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.” Unknown
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

Knowing your value:

“Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.” Unknown
“Be so Good they can’t Ignore You.” Steve Martin
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” Ayn Rand
“Every achiever I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.” Robert Schuller


Advice about hard work:

“Everything you do now is for your future. Think about that.” Jelly Wong
“The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.” Unknown
“Be stubborn about your goals. And flexible about your methods.” Unknown


Having self-awareness:

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” Unknown
“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.” Erica Jong
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live”. Goethe
 “The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t want.” Unknown



“A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.”  Mark Twain
“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
“The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.” David Sarnoff
“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”  William Feath


Now go out there and get ‘em! You can do it! If you stumble along the way, feel free to refer to these quotes to motivate and encourage you along your job search journey. Share the quote that gets you through the struggle below. Best of luck!