It can be tough to stay motivated when job hunting. Every day, you send out resumes and applications, and every day, you seem to get no response. It’s easy to feel like you’re just spinning your wheels.
Why do you lose motivation when job hunting?
There are a few reasons.
First, job hunting is a numbers game. The more applications you fill out, the more likely you are to get a response. Second, it’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t hear back from employers. You start to wonder if your qualifications are good enough or if you’re just not cut out for the position you want.
The best way to stay motivated when job hunting is to keep a positive attitude and focus on your goals. Remind yourself that you are qualified for what you’re applying for and that you will eventually get a response. Also, try to set aside time each day to work on your job search. This will help you stay focused and on track. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help from family and friends. They can provide support and advice when you need it most.
Here are some more tips to help you stay motivated
1. Set a goal for yourself.
How many resumes will you send out each day? How many applications will you fill out? Having a daily goal will help you stay on track. If you make that goal, give yourself a reward – maybe you can watch an extra half hour of TV or take a walk in the park.
2. Keep a positive attitude
This is easier said than done, but it’s important to try. Every day, tell yourself that you’re going to get a great job. Soon enough, your positive attitude will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
3. Stay organized.
Keep track of where you’ve applied and when you applied. This will help you keep track of your progress and avoid applying to the same place twice.
4. Take breaks.
Job hunting can be overwhelming, so make sure to take breaks throughout the day. Maybe you can read a book for 30 minutes or take your dog for a walk.
5. Get support from family and friends.
They can listen to you vent, offer advice, and help you stay positive.
6. Join a search group.
There are groups online and in-person that can offer support and advice.
Doing volunteer work can help you feel good about yourself and might even lead to a paying job.
Get out there and meet people. You never know who might be able to help you find a job.
9. Get a part-time job.
Working, even if it’s not in your dream field, can help you pay the bills and feel productive.
10. Believe in yourself.
Remember that you are smart, capable, and deserve a great job. Don’t let anyone – including yourself – tell you otherwise.
Staying motivated when job hunting can be difficult, but it’s important to keep trying. If you follow these tips, you’ll eventually find the job you’re looking for.
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