One of the most important factors in landing the job of your dreams is confidence in yourself. Unfortunately, nothing depletes your confidence faster than the monotony and rejection that can sometimes come from the job search. There will be days when all your efforts are fruitless and you feel like giving up. Don’t let this common pitfall slow your progress on finding the job you know you deserve.
Below are 3 ways to keep your confidence soaring when searching for a job!
1. Daily Inspirational Reading
Self-help books can be very valuable while searching for a job. These books have strategies for defining and attaining your biggest goals. After a day of scanning job ads and giving interviews, ending the day with some positive and grounding reading can do wonders for keeping your eye on the prize. Books such as “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield and “How Successful People Think” by John C. Maxwell are great reads to pick up to help you remember the bigger picture when things seem to not be going your way.
Sometimes the last thing we want to do when we are stressed from a day of job searching is think about hitting the gym. Make it a point to start your day with a 30 minute cardio session and you will benefit from mood-boosting endorphins that are released when you get your heart pumping. Set yourself up for success physically and you will thank yourself in the long run.
3. Read Industry-Related Publications and Blogs
Knowledgeable people are among the most confident people in the world. Make sure that you are learning about what your industry’s trends and hot topics are while you are searching for employment. Do you work in the apartment industry? Read the National Apartment Association’s industry blog and other related websites and magazines. Not only will you have great things to talk about in interviews, but you will be improving yourself professionally too while you are searching for your next great career opportunity.
Job searching takes time and effort. Don’t let the process get you down, the job you deserve is out there waiting for you!