Having a positive mindset is important in your job search. However, job search length has become much longer in the past few years no matter you are trying to change your job or are currently out of work. It’s understandable for job seekers to get discouraged after job hunting for a while, but without results. Keeping a positive mindset constantly will be important during this time period. Here are some suggestions to help you stay positive:
Have a positive support system: Family and friends are key to any job search. These are the people who are always there for you to vent to when you don’t hear back and who will celebrate with you when you get the interview. You can have a support group with other job seekers. A job search buddy is someone you can share stories with and gain insight and knowledge from one another. Jobfully is also a positive support system. As a company we strive to give you personalized support and high quality advice on today’s best job search practices. We seriously believe and stand by the statement, your success is our success.
Self belief: Jobfully’s Vice President of Content, Carrie Kruger said it perfectly: if you don’t believe in yourself, how is the company you applied for going to believe you? Self-belief doesn’t come from thin air. To build your self-belief, the first step is to clearly know your core expertise and how your skills generate values for potential employers. Knowing what you’re good at and how you would make a difference will give you the confidence in yourself and the power to convince others the same.
Celebrate every step of the way: Just made a new network connection? Awesome! Finished a lesson in your success plan on Jobfully.com? Great! Got an interview? Wonderful! Celebrate every accomplishment. Every success is worth celebrating, big or small. Most success is accomplished by adding up a whole bunch of small achievements.
Relax: Job searching can get stressful if you don’t take time to relax. Watch an inspiring movie to keep you going and stay strong. Hang out with friends who are there to support you. Do Yoga. Whatever relaxes you, make time for it so you won’t “burn out” during your job search.
Emotional and mental vitality is the foundation to a successful outcome of any life challenges. Staying positive throughout your job search will not only help you keep your sanity, but also make it more productive and efficient.