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6 tips
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Follow these tips to stay motivated during a job search

The search for a new job is something special. "What will the future bring? Am I ready to face the new challenge? Can I convince potential employers of me?" Many job seekers ask themselves these questions.

However, if the job search drags on longer than expected, the initial élan and optimism can quickly fade away. Put aside worries and disappointments! The following tips will help you.

Job search: The 6 best tips to stay motivated

1. Think of your initial motivation

2. Cope with rejection positively

3. Take a break

4. Seek input from your private network

5. Use the internet to get inspiration

6. Remember your achievements

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  2. 1. Think of your initial motivation

    Remember the reasons why you originally decided to look for a new job. After weeks of unsuccessful job hunting we can easily lose sight of our primary motivation and feel like it’s easier to stay in the same job. Perhaps you want new challenges, more flexible work hours, to break into a new industry or simply find a role in a company where there’s room to move up and gain more responsibility. Perhaps you’d like a higher salary or more benefits, or an opportunity to learn new skills.

    Whatever your motivation for leaving your existing job, don’t lose sight of it. Every time you feel frustrated with the job search, keep your motivation in mind and remind yourself that the right job will arrive eventually, providing that you continue to work hard enough to get it. It’s also helpful to write down your career goals, and maybe even a career bucket list, which you can return back to during tough times to ensure you stay focused on the right path.

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  4. 2. Cope with rejection positively

    It’s awful being rejected for a job you desperately wanted, particularly when you felt as though the interview went well. It’s natural to feel disheartened, but make sure that you don’t take rejection personally and instead use it as a way to improve. Seek feedback from the company as to why you weren’t right from the job, and listen to and take on board what they have to say.

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  6. 3. Take a break

    With hours being spent searching for positions, completing applications and preparing for interviews, the job hunt can seem like a job in itself. Take a week off and focus on other things in your life, or even take the time to upskill yourself in an area that will boost your CV. After a short break, you’ll have renewed energy and motivation for the job search.

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  8. 4. Seek input from your private network

    Chatting to family, friends and mentors about your job search can give you an outlet for your frustrations and help you see things from a different perspective. Didn’t get a response from that job you applied for? Perhaps a chat with your best friend will help you realise it wasn’t quite right for you anyway. Cringing over an interview that didn’t go as well as you’d hoped? Maybe your career mentor will give you some valuable tips.

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  10. 5. Use the internet to get inspiration

    We all need some inspiration from time to time. Just look around online, when you lack motivation or new ideas.

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  12. 6. Remember your achievements

    Look back on what you’ve achieved in your life so far and remember how capable you are. In particular, remind yourself of how far in your career you’ve come, the skills you’ve picked up along the way and the amount of knowledge you have. Doing this will help you to stay positive and realise what a great asset you will be to the right company – all you have to do is find them.

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