How to stay motivated through a rough job search

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Looking for a job for months with no results? You are not alone. Not only newcomers go through this.

Follow these tips to renew your strength:

Stop and review

  1. Evaluate:


  1. Take time to relax.
  2. Exercise, meditate, or walk in the park. Do something that makes you happy.
  3. Don’t think negative thoughts.
  4. Get your energy back. You will need it when you apply again.

Don’t take it personally

  1. There are many factors that go into getting a job:
    • the current demand
    • the state of the economy
    • your timing
    • corporate processes
  2. Not getting the job does not necessarily mean that you are not qualified.
  3. You are just starting to learn about this new job market. Give yourself time.

Do a strategic job search

  1. Use other ways to get job opportunities.
  2. Don’t stick to online searches only.
  3. Learn about networking and informational interviews.
  4. Read: Surefire ways of finding a job in Manitoba to learn more ways.

Get help

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