5 Secrets To Staying Upbeat In A Job Search
Let’s say you’ve decided you just might possibly (maybe) want to look for a new job. What kind of thoughts go through your head? “Great! I’ll have my dream job in no time!” “Let me make a list of all the things I need to do and people I need to contact. Time to get busy!” “I’m the best person I know for that job! They will absolutely hire me.” OR... “I don’t have the time/energy/knowledge/contacts to find a new job right now. I’ll wait until something in my life changes.” “No one’s going to hire me. I don’t have the right experience / I’m too old /I talk funny and drive the wrong car.” “I can’t do this. It’s too overwhelming.” If you see yourself in the first list, you are ahead of the game. Because I can assure you that many people struggle with feelings of doubt, discouragement, or dismay at the perceived effort of a job search. Related: 10 Reasons Happy People Get More Job Opportunities We often undertake a job search just when we’re feeling at our lowest: when we’ve been fired or laid off; when we’ve had a life-changing event such as a move, a death, or a divorce that’s rocked our world; or when we’ve buckled under the weight of the very last straw in our current job situation. But even in more pleasant circumstances, such as graduation or when we’re choosing to look for a new career path without an unpleasant catalyst, it can be hard to stay positive throughout a job search. Let’s face it: finding a job is work. And sometimes the payoff for all of our effort seems too far-off and uncertain to seem worth it.