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.
March 15, 2010