How To Stay Positive During A Job Search

Looking for work can be extremely discouraging - especially in this economic climate. That's why it's more important than ever for job seekers to stay positive during a job search. When your search feels futile and your hard work doesn't cash in, you need something to help you keep going. But what can you do?


How To Stay Positive During A Job Search

We asked our readers what they do to stay positive on the job search. Here's what they said:

Distract Yourself Every Now And Then

"Travel to the Caribbean!" - Carrie "Stand up paddle surfing." - Gerry "Play with the dog or read a book for diversion." - Ruth

Channel Your Frustration Into Motivation

"Make my own job!" - Mary "Believe in myself and stay motivated." - Theresa "Meditate, envision my new job, and PRAY it happens quick." - Lidia "Stay in prayer, listen to motivation speakers, and exercise!" - Colette

Find Your Support

"Talk with loved ones." - Glenn "Spend much time in church because is only in the presence of God you can find hope that can carry you where ever you wish it to stop." - Kelvin

Focus On Moving Forward

"After I apply to jobs I don't worry about if they're going to get back to me or not. I just keep moving forward. If they get back to me, then I think about it again and follow up." - Jacob What do YOU do to stay positive on your job search? Please share your ideas with other job seekers! Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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