Looking for work is like being self-employed: unless you do the work, nothing happens. And like a business owner, you have to motivate yourself to keep on task, focus on your goal, and every day do one thing to move your career forward.
Here are 4 tips to energize your job hunt:
- Focus on the positive – Let’s be honest, job search is hard work so it’s critical to remain positive. Find a book, person or activity that invigorates and inspires you to keep on course with your job search.
- Take a break – you can’t push a cart uphill without some downtime to recoup and re-energize. You can’t maintain job search momentum going 24/7.
- Set limits – Your partner and family can be your greatest supporters but also a distraction when it comes to your job search. Set limits as to when and how often you speak to your family about your job hunting activities. One of my clients set a ‘cocktail hour’ to meet with his wife and debrief his day, as well as hers.
- Reward your progress – I recommend my clients to job search from Monday to Thursday, then take Friday off as a reward for their dedication and hard work.
A focused and disciplined approach to your job search will pay off. It’s the small steps you take today that will yield great results in your near future.
Wishing you much career success!
Certified Executive Coach & Internationally Certified Career Management Professional