In the last few posts we’ve been exploring the topic of maintaining your sanity during your job search. The last post addressed self-care strategies, now we’re moving on to job search strategies. As I mentioned previously, you simply can not be successful in your job search or career if you are first and foremost not taking care of yourself physically, spiritually, psychologically or socially. Now that you’ve got a handle on all that (you do, right?), we can move on to actual job search strategies.
It is possible to maintain your sanity during your job search if you keep your eye on the ball. There are so many distractions vying for your attention, you have to be diligent not to get sucked in to other activities, time wasters and OPP (other people’s problems). So here is my job search list to help you be intentional during your job search, which will in turn help you maintain your sanity and take your control back:
Finally, because I’m a mental health professional, I leave you with one last thought: Abundance Thinking vs. Scarcity Thinking. If you tell yourself there’s not enough jobs out there and too much competition, so why try, you’re engaged in scarcity thinking. Turn that around and tell yourself daily : “I am just as good if not better than my competition, I deserve to be fully employed…there are plenty of opportunities out there” and see where those thoughts take you. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain, including your sanity!
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