Posted on Aug 14, 2012 in Job Search
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Staying positive during your job search is no easy task. Sometimes a job search can feel somewhat hopeless in the economy that we are currently in. Here are six tips to stay positive during your job search:
- Set daily and weekly goals. Setting goals as far as updating your resume, updating your LinkedIn profile or making sure that you apply to a certain number of jobs per week will help you to stay motivated. Treating your job search as you would a job will make sure that you don’t miss any opportunities and that you end up getting the job that you deserve. Depending on the market that you’re in your job search could be incredibly competitive, staying ahead of the competition and working at your job search regularly by setting these goals will only help you succeed.
- Do something every day to move your job search forward. This goes back to setting goals. If you can’t think of something that will help you to advance your job search, or an activity that’s productive to your job search to complete during the day, then there’s a good chance that you’re not going to get very far with your job search. Taking days off from your job search will only extend the amount of time that you’re unemployed.
- Believe in yourself. When you’re meeting up with people, or even handing off your resume it’s important to represent yourself in a professional manner and in a confident manner. Be sure that when you’re meeting someone, even to drop off your resume at a business that you conduct yourself with confidence. If you believe in yourself and believe that you deserve the job that you’re applying for, you have a much better chance at getting in.
- Feel the fear and do it anyway. When browsing through job opportunities do not be afraid to apply to something that you feel may be competitive, or difficult to get into. It could allow you to get into an excellent career path as a result.
- Never give up. It’s important to never give up, even though you might not be getting callbacks it doesn’t mean that you can’t keep trying. Time that you spend taking a break from your job search means that other people are getting positions that you could potentially work at. Giving up is counterproductive to your job search.
- Picture yourself working at your perfect job. Visualizing yourself at your perfect job will help to give you the strength to continue your job search. Although, times may be tough financially throughout the course of your job search, picture yourself happy after you complete your job search and it will make the entire struggle worthwhile.
Keeping these tips in mind will help you to stay positive throughout your job search. By staying positive you’ll be able to get into a new job faster and also remain more motivated throughout the course of your job search.