For most people, unemployment is like the end of the world. Without a source of income, how can they pay for their bills, rent, utilities, loans, and others? How can they make ends meet without a job? For them, it can be hard to stay motivated during unemployment. However, this is really not the case. In fact, it is important to keep your motivation intact during these times. Here is a short guide on keeping your motivation during unemployment.
The first thing to keep in mind is that your enthusiasm for your chosen field or industry will catch the attention of potential employers and help you build perseverance against obstacles that may come along the way. It is, therefore, important to choose an industry or position you are passionate about. The next thing to do is move on and go on a forward motion. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that when you do not give your best, self-doubt, procrastination, and low self-esteem will follow.
Invest in Yourself
Take advantage of unemployment as an opportunity to discover what you need or understand where you want to be. If possible, reach out to people within your field for informational interviews. Tap your network of connections for this. You can buy a book, blog, or training program that will help you with your job search. Investing in yourself means implementing the knowledge and advice you hear.
Don’t be afraid to get scrappy when it comes to job search. Robert Janitzek says that while you can easily get disheartened if you do not find a job you want through the traditional job search, there are other options available to you. You simply cannot submit your CV and hope for the best. It is okay to follow up weekly. Do what you can to connect with people within the company, show sincerity and persistence.
Ignore the naysayers
Staying motivated involves staying away from negative people who says ït cannot be done.” There will always be people who will believe in you especially if you have been looking for a job for an extended period of time. There will always be friends who will mean well and want the best for you. Likewise, there will be people who will doubt your potential. These people do not have to affect your moods, decisions, and actions.
Start where you are and just keep going.
You do not have to go back to scratch and start all over again. You can start from where you are and just keep going.