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Mike Ditka talks about perseverance, the humiliation of a job hunt

Looking for a new job can be one of the most humiliating events of one’s life. With hundreds of job posting websites providing thousands of job offers it has become very easy to apply for positions. In any given day you can apply for a half dozen or more positions to which you know you could do a great job.

Mike Ditka at the Pepsi Super Bowl on January 7, 2014.
Mike Ditka at the Pepsi Super Bowl on January 7, 2014.
Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Pepsi
Mike Ditka.
Mike Ditka.
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

But you do not get called in for an interview.

It can be easy to give up and leave the job market entirely. Mike Ditka, who won two Super Bowls in his 14 year career cautions about giving in to the humiliation of applying without call backs.

“You’ll never be a loser,” Ditka said, “until you quit trying.”

Despite the seemingly endless rejection you need to heed Ditka’s words and keep up the search.

After all, Ditka recalls, he did give up once. It was in 2004 when he had an opportunity to run for the United States Senate against Barack Obama. The conservative Ditka feels that if he had run he would have kept Obama out of the White House.

This is another installment of a series of motivational quotes providing information about the persons being quoted and the application to our daily life. It is based on material prepared by getmaximpact.com of Rochester Hills, Mich., and is intended as a tool for building the success of today’s business professionals. It is a ©2014 copyright by getmaximpact.com and used with their permission.

©2014 Max Impact, used with permission.

Resources

Michigan Works support centers offers job transition support.

Lesson in interviewing, a tip of what you should not say to recruiters.

How to write a killer resume.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect - The official website for job hunters seeking new careers and employers looking to post jobs and hire employees in Michigan.

Unemployment Insurance Agency - Manages unemployment taxes and insurance. Learn key job seeking information.

Veterans Employment Services, information regarding Michigan jobs, careers and employment assistance for Veterans.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Works with individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment.

Recommended reading:

How to Find a Job When There Are No Jobs”: a necessary job search book and career planning guide for surviving and prospering in today's hyper competitive job market.

301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions”.

Your Social Media Job Search”: Use LinkedIn, Twitter, and other tools to get the job you want!