How to Energize Your Job Search in 5 Ways

Energize Your Job SearchLearn how to expand your network and learn new skills in order to land the job you want.

Landing an opportunity can be easier as long as you keep certain advice in mind. Though it can bea challenge to look for a job these days, consider these tips to help you make the best choices during your job search:

The majority does not rule. Keep in mind that your life is not a democracy, especially when it comes to the opinions of others. Always make your own choices and let others’ opinions remain their opinions.

Though you may have a reliable support system around you, do not let their agendas into your life without your approval. No matter how vulnerable you are, stay focused on your target and goals to avoid veering from your chosen career path.

Have a plan in mind. This includes knowing if you’re living accidentally or intentionally. It is better to live with a plan in mind — you’ll increase the likelihood that you’ll achieve your goal within your desired timeline. Plan and be strategic if you really want to be serious about job hunting. Keep your mind focused to produce positive results.

Don’t take “no” personally. Choose to deal with rejection professionally and not personally. A “no” doesn’t mean that you are not intelligent or that someone doesn’t like you. Being rejected doesn’t mean you’ll never have a job. Bumps along the path will only make you feel stronger. You can learn from your past mistakes to avoid being rejected again.

Be patient. Position yourself for the opportunity you want. It is important to prepare. Don’t just sit there and wait for something big to happen. Reaching your goals takes a lot of effort. You can sign up for classes, join different groups, expand your network or attend more in-person networking events.

Who are you? People between positions sometimes feel disconnected from who they are. But keep in mind that your job is not who you are. Your job is what you do. Don’t let your sense of self be tied up to your occupation. This will actually help you discover the best professional course for you and help you remain engaged in activities and work you enjoy.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.