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8 Ways to Stay Upbeat While Job Searching

October 15th, 2012

While working with one of the leading staffing agencies in Houston can help job seekers stay positive during their job search, we’d like to offer additional tips for staying motivated and upbeat while looking for a job.

Here are eight things you can do to stay positive during your job search:

  • Turn off the news. The local and national nightly news give the impression that the entire country is unemployed and jobs are almost impossible to find. This information is plastered all over the media, a constant reminder of the fact that you are out of work. Turn off the television and stay clear of negative press as much as possible.
  • Make time for personal hobbies. Once a day, make time for those things you enjoy doing. Just as you would put work aside after a long day at the office, try to put you job search to the side and dive into an activity that you truly enjoy.
  • Spend time with positive people. Simply being around people who have a positive outlook on life is a great way to improve your morale.
  • Engage in conversation with people you meet in public. You don’t need to strike up a conversation with every person you come across, but don’t be afraid to engage with people you don’t know. Increased personal contact is a great way to improve your outlook – it may also help you get used to speaking to interviewers.
  • Pick up a book and read. Reading is not only a good way to stay occupied, it’s also a great way to help your mind stay engaged while unemployed.
  • Seek out previous mentors in your life. At some point in your life you most likely had a person you could go to in order to seek counsel or simply gain some good advice. Don’t be afraid to seek them out now when you need it most.
  • Volunteer your time to a social or community program. Giving is a great way to boost your own spirits, in addition to those you’re helping.
  • Finally, take stock of the positive things in your life. Being unemployed can be extremely stressful, but it’s important to realize what you do have.

Following these simple 8 tips is a great way to maintain a positive attitude while job searching.

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