Now that April is here, it is officially rain season! The gloom and haze of a rainy day can affect one’s mood during this season. Being unemployed can also leave you with a similar feeling of gloom. Although it is perfectly normal to feel a sense of dismay throughout a job search, it is important to soldier on! If you’re a job seeker, you may be asking yourself: How can one endure the job search slump? Try these three tips that are sure to help you past the blue April showers, and enjoy the blossom of May flowers!
Create Structure. Create a schedule, and follow it! Start your day at the same time each morning, just as you would if you were heading into work. Treat your job search as your full time job! According to The Muse, getting into a structured routine can elevate your mood and motivation.
Stay Organized. Create a document that contains all your job leads, job contacts and company research. Monster.com contributor, Kate Kemp, suggests including the job lead’s contact information along with the last time you connected, so that you know when to follow up next!
Set Goals. Make it a point to apply for a specific number of jobs every week, or to attend at least one networking conference every week. Achieving your job search goals will help you feel accomplished, productive and fresh!
Job searching can be gloomy, but with patience and perseverance, you will be successful! Remember you are not alone in this! National Able Network is here to get you started on your career path! Click here or call us at 855-994-8300 to sign up today!