23 best job search quotes

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If you are a job seeker you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed and demotivated by the circumstances we are currently experiencing. Well, I am here to tell you that you are not alone, in fact, quite the opposite. The average time it takes to find a new job is very industry-specific. However, it is not unusual for a search to take as long as 6 months or even up to 2 years in extreme cases.

It is very easy to become demotivated during an extended job search. The constant rejection is enough to break even the strongest among us. I want to keep you motivated and positive and of course, inspired! I want to keep you smiling even through the difficult times. So I have compiled a list of 23 job search quotes from the brightest and most inspired people to have ever lived.

The best job search quotes to keep you motivated.

The path of employment is well worn, and many incredible people have walked the path before you. Fortunately for us, some of these great minds have left bite-size pieces of motivation in the form of job search quotes.

I have compiled a list of the 23 best job search quotes to keep you on track. I suggest that you read through these quickly today, but bookmark this page to come back to. No matter what issues you are dealing with you will find a relevant quote to pick you up and inspire you to continue your job search journey.


“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
~Albert Einstein


“Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they never quit.”
~J.W. Marriot


“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.”
~Vince Lombardi


“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
~Theodore Roosevelt


“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”
~Thomas Jefferson


“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
~Bob Marley


“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
~Walt Disney


“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”
~Chris Grosser


“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
~Estee Lauder


“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your two ears.”
~Laird Hamilton


“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
~Michael Jordan


“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great.”
~Mark Twain


“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


“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
~Winston Churchill


“Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.”
~Katharine Whitehorn


“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.”
~George Lucas


“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
~Albert Einstein


“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


“Getting fired is nature’s way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.”
~Hal Lancaster


“A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.”
~Chuck Norris


“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”


“The future depends on what you do today.”
~Mahatma Gandhi


“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
~Marilyn Monroe



In conclusion, I want to finish with a bonus quote by George Eliot, “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” Please remember this quote as you soldier forward with your job search. We all have dreams and aspirations, and I want you to achieve yours. Be great!

Please let me know in the comments below which quote has motivated you the most.

If you need some additional resources please check out my free CV templates or free cover letter templates to help you on your journey. You might also consider reading 10 tips for starting a new job when your job search is finally over.

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