Looking for a job is a full time job in itself and getting in job search mode can sometimes be very exhausting. So, what do you do when you have a plethora of jobs that you know you would be the perfect candidate for? Here are 4 ways to get in the groove:
Assess what type of space works best for you. Are you a work from the couch or are you a coffee shop people watching type of person. Whatever your comfort, ensure you set up your space to strive during your job search process.
Make your job search a part of your routine
Consistency is the key and sometimes when we break daily routines we sometimes may fall off balance (i.e. sleeping in, pushing the job search aside). During your job search process it is important to incorporate that time into your daily routine and schedule. Perhaps start off by going for a walk, spend an hour tailoring your resume, another hour
polishing your cover letter, another hour networking through your personal (ie LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
networks. The key is to have some tangible tasks and stick to them.
Make sure you establish clear goals during this process. Write your goals and ensure they are visible during your job
search journey. Your overall goal plan should incorporate daily, monthly and yearly goals.
Truth is you may not want to socialize. I know when I was going through my job search journey I found it challenging to say I was unemployed especially since I have made a career assisting people with their job search process. How I overcame this hurdle was owning it. I essentially became my own walking resume and billboard. I made it known
within my immediate networks that I was back on the market and I was available immediately and to pass the word on to their networks.