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Top Five Tips To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

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Top Five Tips To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

The job search can be a rough time, so staying motivated can seem so overwhelming from time to time. However, it’s crucial that you create for yourself a positive and easygoing mindset. Otherwise, you may fall into a pit of metaphorical demons, which will only make things, well, not ideal for your job hunt. So, how can you conquer the challenge that is the job search?


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 let that negative energy you've accumulated for the day drip off like water in direct sunlight.

When you’re looking for a job, it shouldn’t take up all of the time you have available. 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 an entire day sending your applications to numerous jobs, just a few hours will do. Make sure you do this tactically and with good efficiency.

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. Like, I don't know, cooking an omelet or taking your pups for a jog.


Surround Yourself With People Who You Want To Be More Like

When you’re feeling a little down, it’s pertinent to surround yourself with positivity. Take some time to rock out to some amazing podcasts about positivity or motivation for the type of field you're looking for. Maybe they'll offer helpful insights into what it means to be in that  That'll help you adjust your mindset to get on and stay on the right path to success.

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Also surrounding yourself with ‘virtual mentors’ might bring some positivity and drive to you. Whether they’re celebrities, successful business people like Gary Vee, or authors. Absorb their content like a sponge or read their books, a little inspiration can make a world of difference. Or even finding a real life mentor might be beneficial, maybe a cousin, uncle, anything really.


Help Others Achieve

Helping others can make you feel pretty 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. Fun fact, and you could make a significant difference in someone's life.

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.


I Like To Move It, Move It

Get moving and get rid of that negative energy. Take the time to get moving on a  daily basis. Walk, run, yoga, lift weights, whatever works for you, could even be a Nintendo switch game like ring fit adventures. Or remember the wii sports games? Hit up your local goodwill. When you move, the endorphins get pumping and endorphins are scientifically proven to make you happy.

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Become the Productivity Hero

Life can be a bit of a storm that needs to be weathered when you don’t have a built-in calendar. Create a plan for your entire week on a designated night, maybe a Sunday? Make a schedule and stick to it, use your calendar and set restrictions on yourself to ensure that the things you want to get done 'actually' get done. If you like lists, make one of those too! Even doing this on a sticky note will work. And let me tell you, the feeling of crossing something off your sticky note is oh, so satisfying. At the end of the week, you'll feel like you got something done so that way you can kick back and enjoy the fruits of your limitless labor.

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. It all just requires a tad bit of effort and remembering to find your next healthcare position on the best healthcare job board, Healthcare Consultant.

Top 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.

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