Looking for a new job can be a challenging and sometimes demotivating process. To combat burnout during a lengthy job seeking process, career coach Marlo Lyons writes in Harvard Business Review that jobseekers should set daily and weekly goals around things like updating your resume, researching opportunities, and practicing interview questions. This can help to mark progress and milestones on the way to the bigger goal.
There are several things you can do to stay motivated and positive throughout the job hunt:
- Set specific goals: It’s essential to define what you want to achieve in your job search, such as applying to a certain number of jobs per week or connecting with a specific number of recruiters. Having clear goals will help you stay focused and motivated.
- Create a routine: Set a schedule for your job search activities, such as searching for job postings, updating your resume, practicing interview questions, and networking both online or in person. Creating a pattern will help you stay organized and feel productive.
- Take breaks: It’s important to take breaks from your job search to avoid burnout. Schedule time for activities you enjoy, such as exercising, reading, or spending time with friends and family.
- Stay positive: It’s easy to feel discouraged during a job hunt, but try to focus on the positive aspects of your search, such as the skills you’re developing or the new connections you’re making.
- Seek support: Be bold and reach out to friends, family, or a career counsellor for support and advice. A support system can help you stay motivated and focused on your goals.
- Keep learning: Consider taking classes or workshops to develop new skills that make you more marketable to employers. This can also be a great way to stay motivated and engaged in the job search process.
Market facts (source: LinkedIn)
- February’s jobs growth was more subdued than the previous two months in what may be an early sign that the Bank of Canada’s rate hikes are filtering through the economy.
- Graduating international students with expiring permits will be able to extend their work abilities in Canada by another 18 months amid a persistent labour shortage.
- Projection models from Clean Energy Canada found Canada would add 2.2 million clean energy jobs and lose 1.5 million fossil fuel jobs in a net-zero scenario.
- A new report from the Public Policy Forum found the East Coast is seeing “historic” momentum.
Remember, finding a new job takes time and effort, but staying motivated and focused can increase your chances of success.