Everyday is a new opportunity. That’s a fact you have to accept. Especially when you’re in your first job search and you keep hearing “no” more than you’d like. It’s important for you to get in a healthy routine to avoid getting into a bad mood and develop negative feelings that may stop you from getting your dream job. It’s not easy to get motivated let alone staying motivated but it is very important to keep your focus and mood in check.
Start your day early
Remember that once you have a job, you won’t have the luxury of sleeping until 10 am and start the day at lunch. Hence, start your day as early as you can. Wake up before the rooster crows, program your alarm for 6:00 in the morning if you have to. Don’t just do it on days you feel up to it, make it a routine and you’ll notice that your days aren’t as short.
If you don’t like how you look in the mirror then wake up and take the time to comb your hair, pick out an outfit you would wear at your dream job. Staying in your pajamas and home clothes isn’t going to make you feel any better, in fact it will push you to crawl back into your bed or on the couch.
It’s important for you to develop a healthy routine in your job search as well. To get you out of the depressing mood where it feels like you’re not wanted in the professional world make sure to sit down and reflect on every interview and job application you’ve had. Really take time to understand the negative responses to ensure that you won’t repeat the same mistakes on the next job search.
How good is your CV? What’s your elevator pitch like? What’s going on in your sector? What other qualifications do you need to secure and maintain a good job? How do you negotiate your salary? All these are available online (here at dereja as well). Use the internet and other resources at your disposal to not only sell yourself as a professional but also become one. The job search is also a time for self-development.
Remember, the job search can get easier if you won’t get in the way of your progress. Yes, every time you refuse to get out of bed, feel down and stay down, you’re telling yourself you can’t succeed. You’ve probably heard this before, in the job search and in life attitude makes the necessary difference.