Try not to stress too much while job searching
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Here are some ways you can manage and mitigate stress. Always take care of yourself. Get some exercise. Devote an hour each day to running or going to the gym. Eat right, too. Don't fall into bad habits, such as the consumption of junk food. When you feel well, you'll be better able to deal with stress and conflicting emotions like feeling run-down or low on energy.
As trivial as it may sound, playing music is a good idea. Music has documented stress-reducing properties, and while you don't want it to become a distraction, you can at least put on some background tunes while you search online job boards or network on LinkedIn. Get organized. Keep a calendar and develop out your job search plan - outline all the steps you need to take and all the tasks on your to-do list. Have a folder where you can keep important documents.
Set small goals for yourself. Your main goal is to get a job, but you might also set more minor, day-to-day or week-to-week goals. Follow up with five employers today, post your resume to eight niche job boards, submit ten new applications by Thursday, and so forth. Finally, leave some room for volunteering or internship work to maintain and grow your skills and experience. Community service is not only great for boosting your morale, but it looks good on your resume.