Let’s face it, searching and applying for jobs can be mentally draining; as a first class employment agency Surrey, On Track Recruitment know this all too well! No matter how enthusiastically you start off, a job search that stretches on longer than you would like can be demotivating, and leave you feeling lost. But you don’t have to stay that way! We’ve got some tricks to help you perk yourself up and get right back into a successful mindset.
A good way to kick things off is with a motivational list! Using a word processor, note-taking app, or good old-fashioned pen and paper, take some time to list your achievements, your USPs (unique selling points), and skills. What challenges have you overcome in the past, and what have you accomplished both in and out of work? It might be hard to think of things at first, but once you get going and start to remember your past achievements, you’ll soon realise that there were a lot more than you first realised!
This list can help build confidence and reassure you that you’re more than capable of being successful in the positions you’re applying for. This confidence may even help you pass along this sentiment to a recruiter, interviewer, or HR team!
Another tactic is to get online and do some networking and ‘personal brand building’ – and no, this isn’t an excuse for you to whittle away an hour on Facebook or Twitter! Making contacts in the industry and sharing relevant content can really help you get back in the swing of things, as well as giving you a social boost, which can help to make any upcoming interview seem less daunting. You may even find a job through your contacts that you might not have heard of otherwise!
You can also research your desired role, industry, or the companies you’re applying to; this will boost your enthusiasm and keep the knowledge fresh in your mind for when you write your cover letter or attend an interview. Remember, fortune favours the prepared!