Friday, October 23, 2009

7 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

Follow Up with Recruiters for Further Encouragement.
Once you have applied to a position the one thing sure to squash your job search motivation is wondering about your results. In order to avoid having all focus removed from your job search drive, after five working days from application follow up with the recruiter. Send a courteous and polite e-mail expressing further interest in the job you have applied to. Request constructive feedback regarding the result of your CV application. Also, suggest a possible date when you would be available to meet the employer for a job interview. By practicing a follow up strategy with all of your job applications, you are guaranteed to maintain your job search motivation.

Manage Your Job Search Stress Levels.
Job hunting is not an easy task for any job seeker. Staying motivated during this time is probably the hardest part of the job search process. Stress and motivation is like oil and water; they just don't mix. In order to maintain any form of drive focus and motivation, you stress levels need to be managed. When trying to maintain a positive outlook when searching for a job, you need to eliminate stress from your vocabulary. By exercising, a healthy diet and a reliable form of stress outlet, you will maintain the motivation required to keep hunting for a great job. Once stress has possessed you, a positive attitude and sustained job search drive is impossible. Eliminate unnecessary stress and as quoted by the book, "don't sweat the small stuff".

Use Your Job Applications To Keep You Motivated.
Keep a record of each job application you make when looking for a new job. Use this list of leads as a motivator during your job search. By referring back to the leads you have pursued, not only will you be motivated by your effort, but you will also have a comprehensive list to refer to when contacted.

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