Being a job seeker isn’t always easy. Whether you are newly unemployed or looking for new opportunities outside of your current employer, dealing with feelings of worry, frustration or rejection can take a toll over time and make it hard to remain positive about what the future may hold.
However, giving in to negative feelings can hurt your job search, making it less likely you’ll find the kind of opportunity you need. While staying positive doesn’t sound like a simple task, there are methods that will help you keep your chin up even during the toughest of times.
Here are some tips to get you started and keep you going regardless of the length of the journey.
1) Don’t Give Up
When we get frustrated, the idea of giving up can be pretty inviting. But, if you let yourself succumb to the urge, you are guaranteed not to reach your goal. If you want a new job, remind yourself you can push through and don’t give up. While it might sound easier said than done, remembering you can make it through the challenge can you keep moving. And any forward momentum can keep you focused on the target.
2) Remember Past Triumphs
It’s likely you’ve faced some notable challenges in the past, possibly even when you secured your most recent job. Take time to remember these moments and reflect on what it took to see it through to the other side. You may discover previous activities to help you alleviate any stress resulting from your job search or a reminder of a resource that helped you before.
Look back at your strategies, mental pep talks and other activities to see which can help you stay positive today. Sometimes, when we are faced with what feels like insurmountable odds, it’s hard to remember we’ve faced challenges before and lived to tell about it. A simple reminder may be all you need to get back on track.
3) Take Control of Things You Can
A lot of the process of finding a new position is out of your hands. You can’t force a company to call you for an interview, and you can’t make the perfect job posting appear. Focusing on these points will do nothing but suck your energy and kill your motivation.
Instead of getting lost in what you can’t control, focus on the things you do have the power to change. For example, maybe today is the day to learn how to use LinkedIn more effectively, to sign up for a class to improve your skill set or reach out to a staffing firm in your area.
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By concentrating on the things you have the power to change, you can find a new point of focus while increasing the chance your future efforts will be successful. If you are interested in exploring new opportunities, the recruiters at Resolution Technologies have the industry expertise to help you move forward. Contact us today and see what our services can do for your career.