Tips for tackling job hunting frustrations
REDONDO BEACH, CA -- Searching for employment is no easy task. It's important to keep upbeat as you continue your job search. For many, the process can be mentally and emotionally draining. Here are some easy tips to help you stay focused:
Create a goal list which includes target companies, people you have networked with, and any follow-ups with job applications you have completed. Have your resume reviewed by a professional recruiter or resume writer and make the adjustments needed. Do not wait to have your resume evaluated. Get out from behind your computer. Hit up local networking groups and mixers. It's important to meet people face to face because they are more likely to respond to your phone calls and emails once they've met you personally.
Find a support group of people who are experiencing your same employment situation. Exchange ideas and use it as a networking tool. Take a day off. But not more than one day. It's good to walk away from your job search, think about other matters, and regain focus at a later time. Write down all employment avenues you have exhausted, including any networking outlets, job boards, career sites, social networking and community resources you have used. Writing your sources down allows you to visibly see a resource you may be leaving out. From there, keep your chin up and your expectations reasonable.