The job search can be exhausting when dead ends become common. Don’t give up on the search.  Giving in to clearing negative energy with positive reinforcement is the best start. Every job search reaches a difficult point and you can feel regular. Most employers do not respond to rejected applicants, leaving many hopeful applicants confused and frustrated. As you search for a job, bills keep piling up and household items keep running out. This stress brings out negative energy and frustrations. To make matters worse, the news constantly reminds people of layoffs and high unemployment. It may seem like a job never comes or will never come. You will need positive energy to get out of that loop.

Positive energy during difficult times is essential. The competition is fierce. It gets fiercer after losing jobs to well-connected candidates and management family members . Success is rewarding when you get over it. Stay positive and fight. Meanwhile, these suggestions will deter negative energy and recharge the batteries.

Wake up working

Turn negative energy around by waking up in a positive way. A new day brings uncertainty, and a rested mind makes creative juices flow. Think about it: finding a job is a full-time job, so treat it like a full-time job. Dress as if you were leaving home. Search for a job as if payment were the motivation.

Likewise, when your shift is over, leave it behind. Schedule an hour to quit your job search. During work hours, have a well thought out plan handy. Some examples are following up with companies, cold calling to an industry, and conducting and filling out an application list in person. Take breaks and don’t let the rejections affect you.

Eliminate negative stressors

Negative energy keeps job seekers down.  Fight mental, physical and emotional skeptics by eliminating the stressors that cause them. Eliminate friends, family, coworkers, and business connections that keep negative energy alive. Television and radio news that affect negative news are also unhealthy, so turn both off. Disconnect from the internet and live in the real world . Blocking or unfollowing stressful social media users will also be a must.

Turn off mental doubts and fears. Communicate negative thoughts to a healthy support group full of confident and loving people.  Write melancholy on a piece of paper and then burn it. Take the time to allow mental doubts to develop in your head until they fade away.

Take a break

Job hunting is stressful and time consuming. Too much concentration causes exhaustion and depression (due to lack of progress). Therefore, it is an excellent idea to escape. ‘No’ is the automatic answer to that sentence, but a break will recharge dead batteries. Job seekers will return refreshed and relaxed. Creative thoughts force you to think differently about hunting habits and interview skills, while evoking new ideas for tackling the job search.

Focus on activities

During the break, focus on activities. Watch a movie, enjoy your favorite TV show, exercise, paint, get a massage, play Sudoku, read a book, listen to music, walk, swim, or take a bath / shower. Do whatever it takes to quit your job search and dive into something different. No job search will take the place of relaxation, pleasure, serenity, and calm.

Refresh strategies

After a break, the next logical step is to try new strategies to reach your career goals. 

    • Strategy one: broaden your search. Look for jobs related to enjoyable hobbies. 
    • Strategy two: accept a lower paying job. This turns off job seekers because it is ‘under’ them. However, a lower paying job leads to bigger and unexpected opportunities. Continue your job search while you pay the bills. A lower paying job may include taking a job outside of your skill set (fast food, restaurant, retail, etc.).
  • Strategy three: volunteer. Free hard work isn’t ideal for job seekers to pay bills, but it does narrow the job gap. Show employers that you did something during the downtime. An alternative strategy is to go to networking conventions, oral events, and job fairs to shake hands and add new connections to your network.

Learn something new

Computer users naturally browse social media accounts and read celebrity news in their spare time. Instead, channel that free time into skills- based learning experiences . Take free online classes, attend training seminars, and / or enroll in college. In turn, you develop a new language, brush up on writing skills, or learn new computer software. This productive activity shows employers that job hunting is not the only thing you do.

Nobody said that life was easy. If it were, the jobless rate would not exist. Realistically, yes, and to fight the stats, we need to fight on the workforce battlefield. All facets of life are competitive. Use the positive reinforcements above to gain perspective and close the job search … You won’t get it overnight, but persistence is necessary and once you get out of your comfort zone, everything will be much easier for you. . You just have to think that things can be better if you get going.

If you feel burned out from your job search, it comes naturally. Get peace of mind by discussing your like-minded job search ideas with people. You will be able to overcome this gap, reinvent yourself and fight towards success . If you know someone who needs help in this matter, do not hesitate to share this article on your social networks so that they can find the extra help and motivation they need. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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