5 Ways To Avoid Frustration During A Long Job Search

Not Getting Lazy

Just because you don't have a job to go to doesn't mean you should lounge around. Aim to make things happen!  Treat job searching like your full-time job (but don't spend 40 hours a week on it!). Before getting the day started, freshen yourself up as 

Not Getting Lazy

you would for work and stick to a routine for job searching.

Coming Up With Job Search Goals

Treat your job search as a project with tangible goals.  Figure out how many hours per week you will be focusing on the job search and assign the hours to specific tasks with related goals. Having weekly tasks and goals keeps you focused!

Re-examining Your Resume And LinkedIn Profile

If you haven't updated your resume in a while or it's not bringing in results you want, it's time to re-examine it.  Same goes with your LinkedIn profile. When you do, you build stronger tools to work with in your job search and you will feel a greater sense of confidence.

Networking With Others

Job networking has a greater effectiveness rate at helping you find a job than other methods like the job boards and recruiters. When you talk to others in the field asking for advice, it can feel like you're getting closer to where you want to be because you have connections with insiders.

Doing Something On The Side While Unemployed

When the job search begins to feel like it's dragging on, look to do something on the side that may help you maintain your skills or help you build new skills that will be helpful at the next job.  Whether it's volunteering a few hours a week, 

Doing Something On The Side While Unemployed

taking on temp work, or taking a class, it can help give you a lift or inspiration to stay motivated.



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