Job search tiring you out? These tricks will motivate you during your hunt
First Published 27, Sep 2020, 5:21 PM
If you do not receive a call from your dream company or you are not offered the desired package or if the job profile is unsuitable in your career plan, then staying motivated can seem impossible.
1. Be realistic:
Optimism is a good virtue, after all, nobody knows where life leads to but when it comes to a job, be realistic. Apply as per your own skill sets and do not try to experiment as that might lead to disappointment giving a blow to your motivation.
A rejection letter or multiple rejection letters telling reminding you of your shortcomings in terms of career is not a good situation to face. Also, do not accept a job out of desperation as you might end up making a bad career move.
2. Break time:
Job search is a full-time job, and just like in any other job, you also need a break from your job-hunt. So, schedule your time to do the necessary job hunt-related stuff and at the rest of the time, do other things like exercise, pursue your passion, or do anything else to keep your mind off job hunting.
3. Learn new skills:
These days enhancing skills has become mandatory to be relevant and a desirable candidate for companies. The arrival of artificial intelligence and technology has made the job situation more challenging as manual resource is no longer required in many job profiles.
Therefore, learning new skills is important. There are a number of websites and universities that offer certifications and training in newer skills. Learn something new and be more confident and motivated in your job hunt.
4. Talk about it and listen to people:
Talk about your job situation to people including friends, family, ex-colleagues and ex-bosses who can offer you a better perspective as well as your shortcomings.
Such conversation can help make changes on your resume. Know where to apply, find skills to add to the resume and also, get recommendations. This will give some boost to your confidence and motivate you to keep looking.
5. Networking and social media profile update:
These days LinkedIn profile is a must for all the professional of any sector. In fact, a lot of recruiters and companies are looking at social media profiles to hire people for their companies and organisation.
Ergo, it is important to update your social media profiles and start networking to know where to look for jobs and be motivated.
6. Be positive:
Despite all possible efforts, sometimes finding the right job can be difficult. There can be days when companies might not call or respond to your emails. At times like this, only positive attitude will keep you afloat. Read self-help books, biographies of inspirational people, do things that make you happy and believe in the fact that right things happen only at the right time.