3 Ways to Reenergize Your Job Search

May 22, 2013

Career Advice

3 Ways to Reenergize Your Job SearchAll that’s on your mind right now is summer: warm weather, vacation, relaxation. Time off to rejuvenate your mind and get your head back in the game. Unfortunately, your job search isn’t going to reap the same benefits from “time off.” Even if you’re suffering from job search burnout, you have to stay strong. Here are ways to refocus your mind while still working toward your ultimate goal: a job offer.

1. Take a career-relevant course.
You know that one skill you keep seeing listed in job descriptions that makes your stomach a little queasy? That one thing you know you’re not so great at, but hope you can talk your way through during the interview? Maybe it’s public speaking or Excel or leadership or Photoshop. Whatever the skill is, there’s a class — online or otherwise — that can help you perfect it.

2. Join a professional organization.
You never know who will help you get hired for your next position — or a position down the road. And that’s why networking is so important. A professional organization can put you in touch with leaders in your industry as well as keep you up to date with the current trends and news. Maybe it will even spark a newfound appreciation for your chosen career path.

3. Reach out to alumni.
Set up informational interviews with college alumni who are in your industry. Which company do they work for? What do they love about their job? Is there anyone else they can put you in touch with? You might find insight into a new career path or learn a new tip about breaking into the industry. The worst case scenario is that you’ve made a new connection. And that’s great!

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