How to Manage Stress and Stay Positive During Your Job Search
It's easy to get bogged down in the job search process, especially if you’re on a break from your career. However, with August being Happiness Happens Month, it's the perfect time to refocus on your job search and find joy in the process.
At Her Allies, we believe that empowering women to restart their careers is key to their happiness and fulfillment. That's why we've put together some tips and tricks to help you refocus on your job search and find happiness along the way.
Set Realistic Goals
When it comes to job searching, it's essential to set realistic goals for yourself. Create a list of achievable goals that you can work towards each day or week. This could include updating your resume or LinkedIn profile, reaching out to a few contacts in your network, or applying to a specific number of jobs each week. By setting achievable goals, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment and progress towards your ultimate goal of finding a job.
It's easy to become consumed by your job search, but taking breaks is essential for your mental health and well-being. Take time to do things that make you happy, whether it's going for a walk, practicing yoga, or spending time with loved ones. By taking breaks and engaging in activities that bring you joy, you'll be able to approach your job search with a clear and refreshed mind.
Networking is a crucial aspect of any job search, but it can be challenging to know where to start. At Her Allies, we provide women with a professional network to equip them with the support they need on their journey to building their careers. This network can offer guidance, support, and potential job opportunities. Reach out to individuals in your network or attend networking events to expand your connections and increase your chances of finding a job.
Job searching can be stressful, and it's essential to practice self-care to manage your stress levels. Self-care can be anything that makes you feel relaxed and rejuvenated, such as taking a bath, reading a book, or practicing meditation. By taking care of your mental and physical health, you'll be more equipped to handle the ups and downs of your job search.
Celebrate Small Wins
It's important to celebrate your small wins along the way. Whether it's receiving a response from a potential employer or securing an interview, take time to acknowledge your progress and accomplishments. Celebrating small wins can help keep you motivated and positive throughout your job search.
Job searching can be a challenging and overwhelming process, but it doesn't have to be. Her Allies is here to support you on your journey to find your next career and happiness in your professional life.