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Inspiring Quotes For Student Job Seekers

21 Feb 2014

It makes no odds whether you are looking for your first ever student job or a full time graduate career, sometimes we all need a few motivational quotes for work inspiration just to get us moving in the mornings.

No aspect of finding a job is easy, but it can often be the simplest things that hold you back the most. Amongst some of the biggest deterrents in the job search world are: taking the initial steps in the first place, keeping up momentum, taking risks and dealing with failure.

Here are some work quotes and words of wisdom for any students or other young people looking for a job…


Taking Those First Steps…

The Quote: “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.”

Who Said It? Theodore Roosevelt: American author, naturalist, explorer, historian and 26th President of the United States

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The Quote: “Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it.”

Who Said It? Marva Collins: American educator who worked with impoverished students in Chicago


The Quote: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Who Said It? Confucius: Chinese philosopher, politician and teacher

The Quote: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”

Who Said It? Zig Ziglar: Motivational speaker

The Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Who Said It? Eleanor Roosevelt: civil rights activist and wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States


Keeping Up The Momentum

The Quote: “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

Who Said It? George Eliot: English novelist

The Quote: “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

Who Said It? Thomas Jefferson: 3rd President of the United States

Student Job Inspiration - Maya Angelou

The Quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude…”

Who Said It? Maya Angelou: American author and poet

The Quote: “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.”

Who Said It? Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn CBE: British journalist, writer, and columnist


Taking Risks

The Quote: “Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Who Said It? Eleanor Roosevelt: Did you forget already? We told you above…

The Quote: “Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.”

Who Said It? Author Unknown: as far as we know

The Quote: “A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.”

Who Said It? Albert Einstein: German violinist & sometime physicist

The Quote: “Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.”

Who Said It? Jimmy Carter: 39th President of the United States & Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Dealing With Failure

The Quote: “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

Who Said It? Japanese proverb sayers

The Quote:  “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

Who Said It? Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill: Two time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The Quote: “I will fail more times today than most people will ever try.”

Who Said It? No idea – but we like it!

The Quote:  “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Who Said It? Robert F. Kennedy: American politician & brother of JFK

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And let us know some of your favourite quotes and words of wisdom in the comments below. Thanks!

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