In my last blog post we looked at why it’s important to maintain your sanity during your job search and why a job search is stressful (beyond the ‘duh’). In this blog post and the next one, we’re going to look at actual strategies you can use to help maintain your sanity during your job search. I have these strategies broken down into self-care strategies and job search strategies. These 2 sets of strategies are very different, yet equally important and impactful to your job search and career success.
I have Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, which is why I take this issue of mental health more seriously than most career coaches. Not having your sanity during your job search is a recipe for disaster and it’s why I address it first with new clients and continue to check in with current clients on how they are feeling.
So here’s my list of self-care job strategies:
If taking action on even one of the above strategies would be new for you, I invite you to explore what it would take to make that first step. Trying to be successful in your job search without being in good mental health is simply setting yourself up for disappointment and failure. Please don’t ignore this important job search topic! It's the foundation that your job search and career success rests on.
If you have questions about any of these strategies, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss it. After all, you have nothing to lose (except your sanity) and everything to gain!
Job Search and Career Strategist who hopes I have written something you'll find useful.