Being unhappy at work can not only impact your career but your quality of life. It’s why, if you’re bored, disengaged, or dissatisfied, it might be a good time to start looking for a new opportunity. Before you do that, though, make sure you’re in the right frame of mind for success. Here are some tips for doing that:
How Can You Motivation To Find a New Job?
Create a plan.
Complaining about your boss or co-workers isn’t going to do much for your career. Instead, create a plan and put it into action. Write out the steps you need to take – from polishing your resume and LinkedIn profile to creating a list of references – so that you know exactly what you need to do and it all seems more manageable. Start networking too by attending local business seminars, industry conferences, or any other events that will connect you with people who can help in your job search.
Surround yourself with positive people.
Nothing can burst your bubble like negativity. So if you know someone in your life is going to discourage you, don’t talk with them about your job search. Keep it to yourself or only tell those who you know will support you. Every job search comes with its fair share of rejection and hardship. It’s therefore not the time to be surrounded by naysayers. You need people who will lift you up, not tear you down.
Get back into balance.
If you’re spending too much time watching Netflix and not any time exercising, eating healthy, or getting enough sleep, it’s time for a change. An unhealthy lifestyle can contribute in a big way to a lack of motivation.
Make some small changes, little by little, so you not only feel better, but have more energy to invest into your job search. You’ll need to be in good shape to handle the roller coaster of emotions that come with the process.
Avoid negative self-talk.
It’s easy to think of all the reasons you should just stay where you are. Change can be scary. However, you owe it to yourself to take a leap and try for something new. So don’t talk yourself out of your job search, or make self-doubt your friend. Instead, focus on your goals and successes and keep your inner voice positive, so you feel more confident during the job search process.
Fix any weak areas.
If you know you have a hard time with interviews, work to polish your interview skills ahead of time. Or, if writing a resume seems impossible, ask for help from a friend or family member, or hire a professional service. Don’t let these weaknesses stop you from pursuing a better opportunity. You can overcome them and put your best foot forward, so you can find a job you love.
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