Best Tip to Stay Motivated

Dear Experts, I've been job searching for 6 months now. I now dread getting up every morning because I know I have to log on and look for work. I've tried everything. I know I need to keep at it, but it's hard. What suggestions do you have to stay motivated? Sincerely, Someone who's confidence is going, going, gone. Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#457 Vary search: can you consult? Do temp work? Take free class online? Meet friends? Vent a bit? Get coach? (@juliaerickson) Q#457 I would recommend joining job seekers support groups. You will find that you are not alone in the way you are feeling. (@RitaDST) Q#457 This may sound counter-intuitive, but take a break. A period of rest will help relax and re-focus your mind. (@gradversity) Q#457 Find accountability partner to help, or invest in career coach. May be time to stir things up w/outside support! (@ValueIntoWords) Q#457 Don't let 'free mindset' bog down your search. Create value each time you connect. http://ow.ly/1lhcO (@jtodonnell) Q#457 Check out what 20 career professionals say about staying positive in a #job search: http://is.gd/aInsr #CareerCollective (@DawnBugni) Q#457 Get yourself in gear! Exercise your brain & your body daily to keep your spirits high. It works! (@beneubanks) Q#457 First off, log off (and get out of the house)! Schedule info interviews with colleagues, go to association meetings, volunteer. (@lauralabovich) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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

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

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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!

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