Keeping Morale Up During Your Job Search
Job searching can be exhausting – it takes time, and is in itself, a job.
It’s easy to get run down and discouraged; here are a few tips to help keep your morale up during your search.
Communicate with loved ones
Your family is around to support you – though you might be used to giving the support, take some too. Sit and let them help you create a plan; sometimes it’s good to get an outside perspective on the situation.
Try not to get stuck in a rut
Change your job search routine – getting stuck in a rut can leave you unproductive and drained. Switch it up a little bit to give your brain a boost & perhaps be more creative in your job search activities.
Allow yourself time to breathe
Of course you want to put yourself back on the job market – but give yourself a little time off to get a handle on things, and rebuild your confidence. You don’t want to be in a panic mode when you start your job search.
Get some fresh air
Exercise improves your mood. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out.
Don’t let one “No” ruin your search. Expect that there will be some “No’s” in your job search. You weren’t a match for that particular company – which means that the company you ARE a match for is still out there.
This isn’t permanent
Remind yourself that unemployment is temporary. You may feel that things will never get better but in time, they will. Look FORWARD to the day you can look BACK at the time you were unemployed.