How To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search
Job hunting can be a very exhausting, rejection after rejection can make you feel hopeless so it’s important to stay focused on your overall goal – finding your dream job! To be successful in your job search you’ll need to be very proactive and complete as many applications as possible. It’s a very competitive market out there and the jobs won’t come to you – you need to go and find them! Below we have listed several tips to help keep you motivated and determined throughout your job search!
Have a plan!
It’s important to approach your job search in a logical manner – give yourself a realistic target of how many applications you make a day. Meeting your targets will help you see the progress you are making and stop you feeling unproductive. Create a list of the web addresses of Companies you are interested in working for and check their job pages weekly, you never know when they may be hiring!
This may sound harsh but it’s important to apply for jobs that are in your league, there’s no point wasting three hours completing an application for a £35,000 a year managerial role when all you can offer is one years’ experience working at Tesco’s checkouts. Read the job specifications and see if your skills match up with what the employer is looking for. You need to be prepared to start at a low level and work your way up. Applying for jobs you are suitable for will result in more interviews and less disappointment.
Don not apply for a job with the belief you won’t get it! Believe in yourself – your confidence will show and employers will buy into you more easily.
Take a day off!
Allocate one or two days off a week to relax and enjoy yourself! Being unemployed doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, see it as an opportunity to spend time doing things you’ve put on hold in the past for work. Trust me once you’re working again you’ll be dreaming about the days where you could wake up at 1pm and have all day to do absolutely nothing!
Ask for feedback!
If you are unsuccessful at interview stage don’t be afraid to ask for feedback – most Companies will be happy to offer you a few lines of advice. Knowing where you’re going wrong will help you improve and do better in the future!
Don’t give up!
It’s important to remember that finding a new job is not instantaneous, you may find yourself out of work for several months which can be frustrating – but don’t give up on your dream role and settle for a job you’re overqualified for and uninterested in. Keep searching and eventually your efforts will be rewarded!
If you’re currently searching for a new role email over a copy of your CV today and see if we can help you find your dream role – firstname.lastname@example.org.