|While in Transition
Applying for a job is one of the things that people
dread the most because it makes them feel powerless.
They learn of a job opening, apply for the job, hope for
a job interview, are called in for an interview, attend
the interview, go home, wait for good news, etc. There
is indeed a lot of hoping involved as you look for a
job. The longer the process drags on, the more people
The job search process is a roller coaster, that’s just
how it is. However, using this analogy, you can choose
to enjoy the ride or you can choose to hate it. The
choice is yours, but we will try to convince you to be
positive about it. Why? Because you have nothing to gain
by being negative. Being negative will get you nowhere
and will only alienate people around you.
Make a conscious decision to be upbeat about your job
search. This is the first step to feeling empowered. You
are out of work? No. You are working for yourself. This
is your life and you are working for a better future.
Wake up early, eat a healthy breakfast, drink a good cup
of coffee and create your own path.
This is your chance to start something new. You can
either start a new job or become a freelancer. Why look
at it as a dead end as opposed to a new beginning? By
taking your destiny into your own hands, you will be
more proactive about things.
Here are some tips to keep your spirits up while in
- Exercise. Keep your body in shape. No more
excuses. You have time now.
- Get out of the house. Get some fresh air.
- Volunteer or enrol in activities.
- Learn a new skill or update your skills.
Believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in
yourself, nobody will.