Job Search January Challenge #16
Being out of work can be a shock. If you find employment right away, the world is set right and you can quickly displace the shock you felt. But sometimes the job search becomes an endurance race. It can wear you down. You’ll need to find ways to support yourself mentally (and seek support from others, too) in order to stay positive so that you can meet the challenges of finding your next job.
To be an attractive job candidate, you need to present that you will provide solutions. Feeling down and out can sabotage your ability to convey your solutions. Rather than providing the cure that the company needs, you might feel (and convey) that you are the one needing a cure.
It is important to stay positive in all your interactions. It is counterproductive to badmouth or whine when you’re networking. Even if you feel you were mistreated, expressing it will only reflect negatively on you.
Challenge #16: Stay Positive
Continue to have fun, even when times are tough. Take care of yourself and continue to be social and active and engaged, all while keeping your job search your top priority. Those other activities will almost certainly benefit your job search.
Here’s an article by CNBC with 6 Strategies for Staying Positive during Your Job Search.