If you spent last year looking for a job with no luck, or you’re even looking to start your job search this year, staying motivated can be one of the hardest things about the entire job search. And if you’re not motivated, it’s that much harder to give it your best shot when you’re applying for new roles. These 4 tips for staying motivated will help you keep the energy up and go hard on your job search this year.
Collect Written Testimonials And Feedback
If you don’t have a lot of working experience under your sleeve, testimonials from NSS/internship supervisors will help you convince the companies that you’re applying to that they should take a chance on you. The other added benefit is that even when you’re rejected from roles, you can read the testimonials from places that you’ve worked and motivate yourself with all the good things previous bosses are saying about you, and remember that you actually are capapble.
Do Some Research Before You Start Applying
It’s also important to do some research before you start your job applications. Look at the top companies in the field that you want to get into. Once you have an idea of the companies that you want to work at, it will be easier to tailor your application for roles in that field. The more you know about a company, the easier it is to sell on your CV and in your cover letter that you’re the right fit for that place.
Don’t Compare Yourself To People Who Found Jobs
After school, some people are immediately going to find job and others are going to travel abroad to begin their post-graduate studies. There’s no need to compare yourself to other people who have found jobs or who seem to already have everything figured out because a lot of the time those people are putting in work you’re not seeing or they just have connections that you don’t. Comparing yourself to them doesn’t help and it will only make you feel bad about yourself. Instead focus on what you can do to get you close to your own goals.
Treat Yourself The Way You Would Treat A Friend
If a friend was having trouble figuring out what they wanted to do with their life or they were having trouble landing a job, chances are that you would be patient with them. You wouldn’t say it’s their fault or something along those lines. In the same way, it’s not your fault if you haven’t found a job yet. Be as patient with yourself as you would be with your friends and remove the pressure you put on yourself to have everything figured out.