How to Keep Your Job Search Moving

How to Keep Your Job Search MovingA job search that has lasted for weeks or even months is enough to make a person lose hope and motivation. Indeed, the job search process isn’t a walk in the park. It can wear you down especially if your efforts don’t seem to lead to anything but the same old rejections. But did you know that besides a well furnished resume and stellar performance in your interview, your attitude also makes a whole lot of difference?

 Now this doesn’t mean that you have no right to feel down after a lengthy and exhausting job search. Of course, you are completely allowed to wallow in sadness because hey, we all get tired. However, what’s not good is letting the experience get the better of you or worse, make you quit. Remember, a positive mindset can go a long way. So how do you stay positive and keep your job search moving? Here are some excellent activities you might want to try!

Create a schedule
It’s understandable that you want to land a job as soon as possible but you don’t have to devote all 8 hours of your day to the job search process. Create a schedule based on the time that you think you are most productive and efficient. If you work better in the evenings, maybe you can dedicate an hour or two of your day for the job hunt. Schedule it at 6pm or 7pm perhaps. Or if you’re a morning person, you can schedule it at 8am after your daily dose of coffee.

You definitely can stretch the time frame based on your need. If you feel like you need more time, feel free to squeeze in an additional hour or two. But stick to the same schedule everyday to put more structure in your job search.

Take good care of your health
Looking for a job can be pretty stressful and that’s exactly why it’s crucial that you don’t take your health for granted. Take good care of your health. Make it a top priority. Be sure to eat a balanced diet and consider spending time to be more physically active.

Too much stress, regardless of the reason, can take a toll on your health. So even if you’ve been stressing out about the fact that you still haven’t landed a job, it’s still imperative to make sure you stay healthy. After all, being healthy can help you keep a positive outlook about life in general.

Consider volunteering
Got more free time on your hands while waiting for the perfect job? Consider volunteering in organizations. Doing volunteer work offers a plethora of benefits. Besides the fact that you can help those who are in need and sprinkle more kindness around, it can help give your resume a good boost. Also, it may present you more opportunities to network with people who might just be able to help you land the job of your dreams!

The lack of employment can tremendously impact your demeanor and outlook but there are always good reasons not to lose hope. And there are good things you can do to make the most of your waiting time and maintain a positive mindset throughout your job search journey!

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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.