Tip #3 - Expand Your Job Search
"Barry Bonds could leverage his experience and move to another job if he wants," says Trunk. "If Barry Bonds wants to sell diet stuff or exercise stuff he could. Who wouldn’t want their kids coached by Barry Bonds? Who cares then about the steroids? Ask friends who can look outside of the box. You need help getting that same perspective on your own career.”
Tip #4 - Get Nice
“Hiring managers are really cautious right now to hire just anybody," says Tahmincioglu. “If you have that mark against, you it is even more important that you get a referral. Someone who vouches for you and says, ‘Yes he’s had a bad rap but he really is good.'" Trunk agrees, especially for a seeker with a troubled past, like Bonds: “People make the mistake of not apologizing and coming off as arrogant. People mistake self confidence for arrogance. Lots of self confidence is showing vulnerability. Acting like you care is important."
Tip #5 - Work Out
During a long search, a positive attitude is paramount, and Trunk says you can keep your spirits up with a good workout. “If you can’t do it psychologically, then go to the gym," says Trunk. "It comes from inside and if you go to the gym everyday, that is a quick fix to feeling better about yourself. You will hold your body in a better way, your brain will feel more focused.”
Home run advice for sure.