Searching for a new role can be a stressful time, particularly if you’ve been job hunting for a while without success.
When you’re faced with multiple rejection emails or worse, no response to your application at all, it’s easy to feel disheartened. However, if you’re going to succeed and triumph in your search for a new opportunity, you need to stay motivated.
Finding it difficult to stay on track and remain positive? Try following some of Webrecruit’s top tips.
1. Get into a routine
If you’re not currently working, it can be tempting to sleep in later. However, it’s important to get into a routine. Get up nice and early and be ready at your computer to face the day and focus on your job search.
Make sure that you’ve set up a productive space to work in – this doesn’t even necessarily need to be in your house. Try a local café or your library; anywhere you feel motivated.
2. Learn a new skill
Spend any extra free time you have trying to improve the content of your CV or learning a skill that you’ve always wanted to master. Ideally, this will be something that will help you in the area you want to work in. For example, if you’re looking for a job in digital marketing, it might be worth learning basic coding.
Take this opportunity to pick up a new skill that could give your application an extra boost.
3. Get plenty of fresh air
Just because you’re searching for a job it doesn’t mean that you should be cooped up inside all day. Make sure that you get out and about, exercise and get plenty of fresh air at regular intervals to keep you refreshed and motivated.
Nothing can kill positivity and motivation like feeling claustrophobic.
4. Learn from rejections
Don’t feel disheartened if you get rejected from a job you’ve applied for – if it’s a company that you really like, ask to be kept on their database for any future opportunities. You can also try asking for feedback – was there something about your application that wasn’t suitable for the role? This could help you on your job search moving forward.
5. Set yourself daily goals
Having smaller challenges to work towards each day makes finding a new job a bit less daunting. These goals can be anything – if you’re struggling, try setting yourself some of the following tasks:
– Spruce up your CV
– Practice writing the perfect cover letter
– Find five companies that you’d love to work for and follow them on their social media platforms
– Audit your social media presence
– Re-vamp your LinkedIn profile
– Register your details with three recruitment agencies
This doesn’t mean attending lots of networking events (although if you can, great!) Simply talk to people – your friends, your family, that person you always see on the bus. It’s really important to get talking about careers – you never know who could be hiring.