How to Stay Motivated During a Long Job Search

March 19, 2014

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We love this advice from Karen Burns, author of the book, The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Useon how to stay motivated during a long job search. Whether you’re unemployed or just beginning your first job search as a recent college graduate, there’s a lot that every kind of job seeker can learn. Here are a few of our favorite tips pulled from her article:

  • Try a job search technique that you haven’t tried before. Maybe you’re not outgoing enough to set up an informational interview or you’ve never attended a networking event for your industry yet. Give it a shot! What have you got to lose?
  • Find someone who can keep you accountable for your job search goals. A friend, parent, spouse, or mentor can help keep you in line. You’ll feel obligated to try a little harder each day if you know you have to report your results to someone at the end of the week.
  • Expand your network each and every day. Instead of measuring your success by the number of interviews you land each day, measure it by how many new people you’ve met, talked to over the phone, or connected with on LinkedIn.

Read the rest of Staying Motivated During a Long Job Search.

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