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Five Tips To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

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Five Tips To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

The job search can be challenging and frustrating, so staying motivated can seem impossible at times. However, it’s critical that you maintain a positive mindset. Otherwise, you risk falling into a downward spiral, which will only make things worse. So, how can you get past your job search frustrations?

Find Some Things To Get Hype About

What gets you going? Think about the things you like, your hobbies and interests. Make sure you dedicate at least one day a week during your job search doing what you love. This helps you unwind a bit and shake that negative energy off.

When you’re looking for a job, it shouldn’t consume all of your time. You can customize your resume for each position you apply for and write cover letters that you can plug-and-play with for each role. You won’t need to spend eight hours a day sending your applications to a dozen employers, two or three hours will do.

Basically, when searching for a job, quality is always better than quantity. It means you’ll stay motivated to achieve what you need to achieve, you won’t get burnt out, and you have time to do the things that actually make you happy. 

Surround Yourself With People Who Inspire You

When you’re feeling a little blue, it’s pertinent to surround yourself with positivity. Make an effort to meet up or chat with people who bring positivity to your life, people who motivate and inspire you. They’ll help you get the right mindset to stay on track.


Also surrounding yourself with ‘virtual mentors’ might bring some positivity and drive to you. Whether they’re celebrities, successful business people, or authors. Watch their content or read their books, a little inspiration can make a world of difference.

Lift Them Up

Helping others makes people feel good. If you’re feeling bad about yourself, see how you can help someone else. This will recharge you and get you in a good mood. Positivity breeds positivity.

You can also provide value to your professional network by sharing articles, videos, or podcasts you find meaningful and valuable. Offer to help connections in any way you can. Chances are, if they’re capable, they’ll return the favor.

Get The Blood Pumping

You’ve gotta get moving and expel those negative vibes, take the time to exercise daily. Walk, run, yoga, lift weights, whatever works for you. When you move, the endorphins get pumping and endorphins are scientifically proven to make you happy.


Structure Your Day

Life can be a bit unstable when you don’t have any structure. Create a plan for your entire week on Sunday nights. Make a schedule and stick to it. If you like lists, make one of those too! At the end of the week, you’ll feel accomplished in your job hunt.

Staying motivated to get that new position isn’t easy, but we hope that these tips will set you along the right path to motivating yourself to make it to that next step in life. When everything feels like it’s falling apart, remember to slow it down and break it into pieces. You can accomplish anything you put your mind to.

Five Tips To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search
Jake Tilk

Jake is the Digital Marketing Manager for OptyConnect and Healthcare Consultant. He holds a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Business from Western Michigan University and has a certification in Software Development.