Taking the bold step to start your job search is like starting a new journey itself. When looking for a job it can take longer than expected and you can end up going for weeks, even months without any response. There are multiple reasons why things have not gone in your favour, this includes; employers hiring internally, you’re not meeting their standards, closed vacancies, or limited positions for your desired role.
Despite all these factors, it is important to remain positive and motivated during your job search and what you enjoy doing. Here we have shared some tips on how to stay motivated during every stage of your job search.
Have a Strategy
You need to identify what you are looking for and how you want to achieve it. This includes establishing the organisation, job position, and job location you wish to get into. This would ensure that you remain on task, achieving goals and your research is effective. Working in large chunks can be daunting, instead, break up your goals into more realistic and achievable ones.
The saying ‘Quality, not Quantity’ is pivotal in this stage of your job hunt. Don’t get desperate and carried away and hence apply to every job that you see online. Take your time to screen jobs and ensure that it is exactly the position you are looking for. Searching smart saves your time and can also expose you to ‘hidden’ roles and organisations you didn’t even know you were looking for.
Join Job Search Groups/Recruitment Agency
It can be useful to interact with other people going through similar situations as you can bounce ideas off one another. Sites like LinkedIn provide a networking space to communicate with employers directly and you can also find communities that share their most recent job listings in your area of interest. Recruitment agencies can do the majority of the hard work for you including editing your cv and looking for your perfect role for you, so it might be useful to invest in one.
Get Constructive Criticism
A little criticism never hurts. Getting feedback from honest people including family and friends can be very useful. This is because they can help you identify what you need to improve on during your job hunt; whether your cv or your strategy. In addition to this, constructive criticism can be a form of encouragement when your strengths are recognised.
Get a Mentor
Everyone needs a little help and you can not completely know every single aspect that needs to be touched without guidance. A mentor would be very useful to have to guide and give you tips on how to approach your job search. They can also offer feedback and keep you constantly motivated. It would be more beneficial to get a mentor that currently works in the sector you wish to work in as they can lead you to potential employers.
- Enjoy the process
- Look at the bigger picture
- Remain active
- Take a break
Maintaining a positive mindset whilst job searching can be very difficult, however, persistence, determination, and discipline are key. In the end, it will definitely be worth it.
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