Words of encouragement for an interview (51+)

Words of encouragement for an interview

  • Be yourself and give it your best shot
  • A smile invites people to be more interested about you
  • Try all interview invites you get, you have nothing to loose
  • Have faith and trust in God
  • Hard tasks only come to people who can manage them
  • Life is an empty cheque, you fill in the zero’s you want
  • Regardless of the number of times you fall, always stand up and continue the race
  • Do that interview as if your life depends on it
  • Trust the journey you are on now, and God will surely see you through
  • You are a shining star in your life, keep your stars shining brighter
  • I have complete faith in you. You will get that job
  • You only have one life, make the best out of it.
  • Your passion will see you through this interview
  • Nothing comes as a surprise to God
  • Do not compare your beginning to someone else’s
  • Nothing comes easy in life. You have to work hard
  • You are the perfect person for the job because your credentials are very impressive. Just be confident and show the panel why the job belongs to you
  • “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” –Andrew Carnegie
  • “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” –Benjamin Franklin
  • “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” –Katherine Whitehorn
  • “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” –Arthur Ashe
  • “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill
  • “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”–Norman Vincent Peale
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”–Wayne Gretzky
  • “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Do one thing every day that scares you.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “I’m playing; I’m here. I’m going to fight until they tell me they don’t want me anymore.” –Steve Nash
  • “Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” –H. Stanley Judd
  • “Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.” –Author Unknown
  • “Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” –Audrey Hepburn
  • “Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.” –Brian Tracy
  • “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” –Alexander Graham Bell
  • “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –Confucius
  • “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.” –Marva Collins
  • “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” –Robert F. Kennedy
  • “Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” –Author Unknown
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” –George Eliot
  • “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  • “Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.” –Brian Tracy
  • “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” –Thomas Jefferson
  • “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.” –Calvin Coolidge
  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” –Maya Angelou
  • “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” –Theodore Roosevelt
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.Alice Walker
  • The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.M. Scott Peck
  • If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.Paul F. Davis
  • Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.Katharine Whitehorn
  • If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.Milton Berle
  • Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.Kurt Cobain
  • The future depends on what you do today.Mahatma Gandhi
  • You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.Mae West
  • I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.Stephen Covey
  • Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.Chris Grosser
  • Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.Francis of Assisi
  • Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.Gore Vidal
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.Steve Jobs
  • It is never too late to be what you might have beenGeorge Eliot
  • Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.David Foster Wallace
  • A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.Arthur Golden
  • 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
  • Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.Paulo Coelho
  • I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.Anna Freud
  • Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.William James
  • There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.Elbert Hubbard
  • If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.Sheryl Sandberg
  • Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.Gloria Steinem
  • A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • Whatever you are, be a good one.Abraham Lincoln
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.Mark Twain
  • He who never makes an effort, never risks a failure.Anonymous
  • If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.Seth Godin
  • Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.Les Brown
  • If you judge people, you have no time to love them.Mother Teresa
  • When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.Michael Nolan
  • When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.Cecil Selig
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.Amelia Earhart
  • Don’t feel sorry for yourself, only assholes do that.Haruki Murakami
  • The best revenge is massive success.Frank Sinatra
  • There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.Beverly Sills
  • I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.Charles Swindoll
  • Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.Charles Bukowski
  • “In recruiting, there are no good or bad experiences – just learning experiences!!”
  • inspirational quotes for recruiters
  • “Recruiting should be viewed as business partner, someone who is critical to the success of the business.”
  • “You’re not just recruiting employees, but are sowing the seeds of your reputation.”
  • “The goal of your social channels is to build community, and you do that by providing value.”
  • “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire and amateur.”
  • “Engagement has to be human, because people trust people more than brands.”
  • “Time spent on hiring, is time well spent.”
  • “Sourcing and finding people is the most important. You can’t recruit, message, or network with someone you haven’t found.”
  • “Hire character. Train skill.”
  • “Diversity is imperative because it’s critical for our economy and talent pipeline.”
  • “Make me feel important.”
  • “We can raise the talent bar, but you have to do something different. You can’t do what you are currently doing today.”
  • “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”
  • “Tell talent about the people behind your products.”
  • “As with a pair of child’s shoes, it’s always best to find new employees with room to grow into.”
  • “It’s also important to be objective and make an unbiased hiring decision.”
  • “If you find someone who’s great, don’t wait until there’s a job opening – send [them] to me.”
  • “Pick up the phone and talk to the candidate.”
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

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