How to Stay Motivated while Job Searching
The job search process can feel endless and discouraging. You can apply to dozens of jobs and fail to get an interview, or you might not even find a job that you like. Either way, it’s important to not give up. Here are some ways to stay motivated and encouraged as a job seeker.
Surround yourself with a positive network
The best kind of people to surround yourself with are those who support you, motivate you, teach you and help you grow. Positive people will encourage you to continue on your job search and work hard to find the right job.
Focus on the things you can control
There are so many things that are out of your control during a job search, from the available jobs and the economy to the talent pool and your location. To stay motivated, focus your energy on the things you can control. Some examples include updating your CV, attending networking events, learning new skills and enhancing your online presence.
Collect testimonials and referrals
Create a collection of LinkedIn endorsements, client reviews, employer feedback and anything else you may have. Reading through testimonials about your work can help you remind yourself of your skills and talents that you may not have highlighted on your CV. It’s important to take the time to acknowledge your hard work and be proud of your accomplishments and career progress.
Contact a recruiter
A recruitment agency like ours can save you so much time and energy, and open doors to new opportunities. If you’ve exhausted your professional network and the online job boards, a recruiter can dive into their own network and help you find a job that is right for you. Many recruiters have access to available jobs that never make it to the job boards.
Get in touch with us today so we can help you find your next job!