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It’s a lot more fun to focus on what can inspire and motivate positive change in your career than on the negatives. But like it or not, there are always going to be roadblocks.

This is especially true if you’re a job seeker. Whether you’re out of a job or just looking for a new one that you’ll be more passionate about, there are things all around that can de-motivate you – things that upon seeing or hearing make you want to throw in the towel.

As a Career Coach, I can testify that the longer you’re looking to make the next move in your career, the bigger these de-motivator factors become.

This is not fun stuff to take aim on. But take aim we must. Because giving into career de-motivators can be lethal to your professional future.

So what are examples of de-motivators? I actually came across a great article from the Atlanta Business News that calls out 10 such examples, including discouraging labor statistics, inflated job postings, anticipating age bias and unproductive networking. I highly recommend that you get more insight into these examples here, and that you seriously consider what might be de-motivating you.

Can you think of any that aren’t already on the list?