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3 Job Hunting Tips: Good Things to Know

September 21, 2015 | Career Blog

There is no doubt that it can be downright exhausting looking for a job. It doesn’t matter if you choose to do it by actually walking in to a potential employer’s building and filling out an application or doing so online; the act, in and of itself is both physically and mentally taxing. So, how can you make it easier on yourself? Below are some good things to think about to make the process of job hunting a little easier.

Don’t Obsess Over Anything

It is certainly easy to spend far too much time and energy trying to figure out if things–from the initial application to the last interview–went well. Looking back and wondering if you gave the right answer, if you were wearing the right thing, and if you are what they are looking for in general will just make you more frustrated. You may think that you saw a signal or a hint toward whether or not you did well, but the reality is, it probably wasn’t what you thought it was. You can’t assume you’re out of the running, and you can’t assume you’re in, either. Just do your best, reflect a little if you must, and move on.

Try Not to Take it Personally

To know that you’re almost surely going to get rejections and that they aren’t personal is of paramount importance when going through the job hunt. The idea is to take your emotions out of the process entirely, and sometimes this is easier in theory than in practice. While it is true that employers look for personality and communication skills, your specific personality may not be a good fit. The good news is, it is likely a good fit for another prospective employer. Regardless of the outcome, taking things personally will only serve to exasperate you further, and that takes you away from your primary focus of landing a job.

Always Be Prepared and Determined

The adage is that success is where preparation and opportunity meet. If you’re prepared, any opportunity that arises will be met with confidence and commitment. If you get turned down by one employer, be prepared to move on to the next one. And the next one. And the next one. Determination to keep going no matter what discouraging things pop up will help with the aforementioned frustration from taking things personally, as well. Be persistent and committed, and eventually, you’ll find success.

If you are in need of more pointers or you need any help at all with landing a job, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to help.