When a person embarks on the path of job search, it’s usually impossible to know how long the journey will be. Hence, within time, the rejections multiply and the savings get divided, resulting in a crestfallen attitude.
There could be two possibilities for an experienced person searching for a job – either, he/she is employed at an organisation and is looking for a new opportunity, or, the person has no job/left job to look for another one (because it is difficult to explore opportunities while handling official duties).
One should start by keeping in mind that perseverance is the key to open the door of opportunities, although you might face obstacles along the way, your zeal for your chosen field or industry will keep you moving – be sure to pick a position that you are passionate about so that you are not derailed, when challenges appear. Set goals and work round it, pick up a pen and a paper and jot down the elements/benefits you want from your job. Create an environment of optimism around you, which attracts and gives out positive energies. It will go a long way in keeping away procrastination, self-doubt and low confidence. Stay positive, stride on things one step at a time, keep connecting with people in your chosen field, and catch the attention of potential employers.
The time when you are searching for a job is precisely the time when you need to polish your skills and explore and learn the newest tactics in the market. Put in some hard work and develop your capabilities, unearth your inner potentials, once you get into working mode there will be no time left for all these!
Follow the below mentioned guidelines and be prepped up for that dream job of yours:
DISCIPLINE YOUR LIFE AND FOLLOW A ROUTINE – Step out of your bed early in the morning, as if you were going to work, and make the day constructive. Do not fall into the deep dungeons of sleeping till late and getting depressed that nothing is happening. There will be days when you might not even feel like getting out of the bed.
OPT SMART HEALTH CHOICES – A healthy mind inhabits in a healthy body. Make sure you eat healthy and exercise daily.
BE SOCIALLY ACTIVE AND MAKE A FRIENDLY NETWORK – Form an association with other job seekers, share experiences, give and get advice. Also, get in touch with the companies you want to work with, make a substantial use of LinkedIn and other social media. Connect with people you look up to and learn from their experiences. Shortlist the job openings, apply on job portals and also make calls/write emails to the recruiters and the reporting authority – being proactive takes you a long way.
BE RECEPTIVE TO FEEDBACK – Ask for a feedback from your interviewers. Ask someone to have a look through your resume’; if you are rejected at the interview, go that extra mile to find out what went wrong. Finally, improve upon your negatives and add them to your positivity.
DO NOT LET GO OF YOUR CONFIDENCE – I know, the longer you look for a job, the harsher it becomes to survive. Feeling dispirited and despondent becomes natural, however if you get sucked into the black hole of despair, you will definitely lose the game! Be realistic, make an action plan, secure your finances and review your goal sheet every week, and alter them if required. Your confidence will provide you with the motivation to sail through happily during your job search process.
And when you finally land up in a job of your dreams, be appreciative and give yourself a pat on the back – you have been a winner!
As Bob Marley says, “Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing’s gonna be alright.”