Maintain your motivation during the job search

Are you finding it difficult to keep motivated during your job search?

You are not alone! This can be the case as you go through the process of applications and interviews and is quite common irrespective of the type of roles of interest or your seniority level.  It’s important to keep in mind what you are aiming to achieve so that you can keep track of your progress and focused on your outcomes. It is also valuable to ensure that you practice self-care and that you have a good support system around you.

Consider the following:

  • Are your tasks sufficiently varied to eliminate monotony?   
  • Is your working environment sufficiently energising and engaging?
  • Are you scheduling socialising and fun activities into your tasks?
  • Do you have a set time to work that keeps you focused on the tasks?
  • Are your goals future-focused, exciting, and S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound)?
  • Is there some stretch that will challenge you, built into your activities?
  • Do you have a good mix of accountability partners and cheerleaders on your job search team?
  • Have you factored in some time to celebrate your wins, no matter how small?

These are some of the areas to consider in alleviating the lack of motivation that can creep in and threaten to derail the good work that you have started. Above all, remember your “Why”. Keeping the purpose of your goal at the centre of your mind will help you to get your mo-jo kickstarted, eliminate any limiting beliefs and re-focus your thoughts and actions as you work toward your job search goals.

Keep the momentum going and if you need further support, get in touch to find out how I can help.

Until next blog, go make those Transitions!

Career Transition Coach

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About Denise Meade-Hill

Denise is a Career Transition Coach supporting individuals through their professional development journey. She is passionate about helping career changers to find roles that fulfil their purpose as they prepare to thrive in their careers. Her Career Planner... take your next steps with confidence is a handy, easy to use resource to get you started on achieving your goals for professional change. Get your copy here.