Unemployed ? Make job searching a Daily Routine
How to Plan and Prepare your Job Search
Unemployed ? Make Job Searching a Daily Routine and Priority
Just like having a job, job searching must become your daily priority. Routines have been shown to be beneficial to our mental wellbeing;in fact, studies have shown that having rituals and structure can greatly aid in reducing anxiety and increasing confidence. Try to create a daily routine by getting up every day at the same time and working towards small goals. Be sure to add mood boosting activities into your daily routine, such as meditation or exercise.
Remember that job searching isn't simply sending out CVs and writing motivation letters. Pay special attention to your social media accounts, as they could both harm you and help you. Statistics show that 73% of companies have successfully recruited and hired a candidate through social media
. Social media is a great way to tell your future employers who you really are and what makes you invaluable to them. However, 70% of employers say that they have rejected candidates due to something negative they found online, so make sure your social media presence is spotless. Keep your ranting to a minimum, especially concerning touchy subjects such as politics and religion, and remove all questionable photos of yourself.
You can also use social media to find jobs; in fact, a new survey conducted by a recruitment company -VITALPeople - has revealed that Scottish job seekers are particularly active on social media, with 58% of them using Facebook as the primary job hunting tool, compared to a mere 24% of job-seeking Londoners.
Give Your Mind the Nutrients it Needs
Eating healthy, nutrient packed foods ensures that your body but also your mind will have all the energy they need. This will help you focus and maintain mental sharpness, as well as keep energy levels up.
Eat plenty of leafy greens and vegetables ,as well as healthy whole grain carbohydrates. For a quick energy boost, eat nuts and berries, which also have many benefits for our brains. Also consider adding supplements to your diet, as these can really make a difference in your energy levels.Eating healthy will also help you get a good night sleep, ensuring that you wake up rested and ready to take on a new day of job searching.
Write Career Goals Down
We're so used to using electronics to do everything that we have forgotten the power of seeing things written down on paper.
While you may not want to think about where you'll be in 10 years, especially during a job search, when you're feeling like you're stuck in a rut it may just be the right thing to do.
Take some time to really reflect on your personal but mostly professional goals and write down everything; make a list of everything you hope to accomplish in the future. Writing your goals down will encourage you to think about the steps you need to take to work towards your goals and how your goals fit together. This exercise may even help you consider job opportunities which you previously couldn't see, therefore widening your search and your possibilities of getting a job you really love.