As one of the leading employment agencies in Central Virginia, Adams & Garth knows looking for a new job can be an exhausting process. There are resumes and cover letters to write, networking events to attend, interviews to prep for, follow up to do with hiring managers, and more. After just a few short weeks of all this, you may be feeling downright tired and discouraged.
But if you take the right approach, you can keep your energy up and stay motivated. To help you, here are some tips to consider:
Keep the Right Frame of Mind
Unfortunately, a job search doesn’t take a few days, or even a few weeks. A search can take many months, which is completely normal.
So when you first embark on your hunt for a new opportunity, don’t expect to find something right away. Otherwise, you’ll set yourself up for failure and disappointment. Keep in mind that in order to find a new opportunity that’s a right fit for you, it’s going to take some time.
Set Small Goals
If you don’t get a new job within a couple of weeks or a couple of months, you may start feeling like a failure. That’s why it’s important to set small goals and create a sense of accomplishment.
For instance, rather than setting the goal of getting a job in a two-month time period, set the goal that you will send out five resumes and attend one networking event every week. When you have small goals and achieve them, you’ll feel like you’re working toward something and stay more motivated as a result.
Apply for the Right Jobs
Too many job candidates apply for any job they think they can get – and then get upset when they’re not receiving calls for interviews. But when you send out dozens of generic resumes to every opening, you’re not going to get great results.
Instead, only apply for those jobs you think will be a good fit for you. Then spend more time researching the companies and the positions, so that when you create your resume and cover letter, it’s far more targeted and effective.
One of the quickest ways to sap your motivation is to surround yourself with negative information and people. This is especially true if you’re unemployed. During your job search, make an effort to stay positive. Read positive affirmations, surround yourself with positive people, and skip reading the news everyday.
Need More Job Search Help?
If you do, let Adams & Garth know. As one of the leading employment agencies in Central Virginia, we will work to get to know you, your background, skills and personality – all so we can match you with job opportunities that are a terrific fit. Search our Central Virginia jobs now or contact us today.