Career Advice

3 Ways To Stay Focused On The Job Search

New Job Pursuit 10 March, 2020

The hard reality is, searching for a new position can be exhausting and frustrating. It’s almost enough to make one consider giving up altogether and going on public assistance, and many do all the time. It’s tempting to take the easy way out when the going gets hard.

However, many people expect too much out of themselves and make the job search more difficult than it needs to be. There are steps you can take to pace yourself and stay focused on the task, and instead of setting yourself up to fail, you can set yourself up to succeed. Here are a few fundamental tips.

Set realistic goals

Expecting to find a wonderful job right away will only lead to frustration. Break up goals into manageable tasks. Focus on smaller things, such as updating your CV, contacting specific people in your network, or becoming more active on social media career pages. Goals like these will not only help you to ultimately find that position, but the small successes of achieving them will keep up your enthusiasm and motivation.

Enlist a Progress Partner

Numerous studies have shown that when people have to be accountable to someone else they perform much better. Ask a friend to be your Progress Partner, tell them your plans and goals, and send them regular updates on your progress. Their constructive criticism and encouragement will help you to succeed.

Forgive your failures

Don’t take it badly if you don’t realize all of your goals, because you probably won’t. Instead, take the opportunity to analyze how you might have done better and try again.

Relax, prioritize, take things one step at a time, and take care of yourself and you’ll be better able to focus on your career goals.