stress is real
If you are currently looking for a job, you
know what it is like to feel pressure. Juggling responsibilities, finances, time
constraints, waiting, and other issues make the hunt for a new job arduous. Job
search stress is very real. Learning how to handle the every day frustrations
can make a big difference in how you feel, how well you do in interviews and how
long your job search lasts.
Coping with stress offers this and so much
To find relief from the pressure of finding a job, look at the list below. It
provides excellent advice which will allow you to take an active approach to
eliminating some of the anxiety you might find yourself feeling.
ideas to alleviate job search stress:
– When you have taken the
time to write an excellent resume, cover letter and whatever additional
materials you might have prepared, you already understand how much that can
alleviate your stress. Make sure your credentials are prepared with the utmost
attention to detail. In addition to this, you will also need to be primed for
the interview process. Practice answering the questions before you ever set foot
into the employer’s door. That includes the question about how much you expect
to make at your next job. Be prepared for every possible aspect of the
self-talk – As you
go through the various aspects of finding a new job, keep your attitude healthy
and your internal conversations (it’s ok, we all have them) POSITIVE. If it
helps, write out a handful of positive thoughts on 3X5 cards and read through
them every once in awhile.
You can start this process even before you get a call for an interview. Close
your eyes and play out the entire interview in your mind. Rehearse the answers
to the questions you are most likely to be asked. Envision your smile, warm
handshake, poised appearance and positive attitude all the way to the conclusion
of the interview where you shake hands again, genuinely thank the interviewer
for his/her time and confidently make your way out of the office. The more you
do this, the more your mind will strive to create the event as it has happened
in your visualization experience.
Prioritization – You probably already know this,
but looking for a job can be a major job in itself. There are so many aspects to
consider. Take some time to think through each activity and rank it according to
its deadline and/or its importance. Obviously, a resume is a high priority item.
Networking with your alumni association would probably be a little further down
– Being at peace is very important. However you choose to achieve a state of
inner comfort, set some time aside to do so. Rest, calm your mind, and let go of
the chaos of each day. This will allow you to release the stress and preserve
your peace of mind.
Looking for a job creates a great deal of anxiety. Job search
stress is very real. It is not easy to find a great job. There is so much to
consider and even more to do throughout every step of the process. When you
learn how to deal with it, you can be better prepared to face each day of the
Stress: What to Avoid
Job search stress is real
If you are currently looking for a job, you know what it is like to
Balancing family, finances, schedules, and
other issues make the hunt for a new position arduous. Part of being able to
control the stress is knowing what to do. Part of handling the stress is being
able to know what NOT to do, too.
Learning how to cope with job-search anxiety can make an enormous difference in
how you feel, how well you do in interviews and how long your job search lasts.
Yes, you want to succeed in finding a great career, but having peace of mind
during the process is important, as well.
The list below defines some of the causes of job-search stress and how to avoid
things and enjoy more peace in your life:
Perfectionism – While it is important to create
an outstanding resume (and supporting materials), spending countless hours
revising and revising only serve to add to the anxiety you already feel. Do your
best, but don't obsess about it. The same holds true for buying a nice interview
outfit. Find something that looks good, but try to stay within your budget or
you will worry about money as well as finding a great job. There are many
possible situations where a perfectionist attitude can work against you in the
job hunt. Just be cautious not to get caught up in it.
Procrastination – If you tend to put things off,
then you will find that the additional stress it puts on a job search will
nearly wear you out.
Use these two mottos:
Touch it once
Do it now
When you delay doing the things you know you need to do, it causes unnecessary
worry. If you start to read the classified ads and find a few that seem
interesting, take the next step and cut the ads out, print off your resume and
cover letter and stick it in an envelope with the address on front and a stamp.
Walk it to your mailbox immediately. If you put it off, it might not get done at
all and then you'll get nowhere. This will help you eliminate a lot of job
Feelings – It is
easy to think that you are not in control of your life when your ability to get
a great job depends upon the decisions of others. Try to avoid this, though, by
focusing on what you do very well. Concentrate on your strengths and focus on
maintaining a positive attitude. You are not helpless. You are an amazing
success story just waiting to happen.
Problem People – There will always be negative
people and individuals who are difficult to get along with. If you associate
with them on a regular basis, they can truly bring your spirits down. Avoid them
whenever possible. If you have to spend time with them, remind yourself that
their attitude is not your own. You are responsible for your own thoughts and
actions, not theirs. You need to do whatever you can to avoid additional job
search stress. Just remember the golden rule.
Pessimism – This is somewhat related to
powerlessness, but with a twist. It can lead to cynicism and outright distrust
if not controlled. One of the best ways to keep this in check is to do things on
a continual basis which cause you to create, construct, express your passion, or
focus on your future. Help others achieve their goals. Inject enthusiasm into
everyday events. You can choose how to think about everyday events. Be
stress can wear you out
Why is it so
important to avoid these problems? Each one of them influences how you behave.
You have probably heard the phrase, "You are your thoughts." When you allow
yourself to let these situations control you, you lose the ability to express to
employers your confidence, strength, value, energy, ability and so much more.
You lose your effectiveness. The resulting stress mounts, causing you more
frustration than the search itself otherwise would.
competitors in the job search are doing everything they can to get the job(s)
you want. Lift yourself above the mire and avoid the above situations so that
you can project your enthusiasm, self-assurance, poise and everything else that
makes a job candidate great. Yes, you will be better prepared to deal with job
search stress, but you will also be better prepared to handle whatever the
ensuing job search brings forth.
Job search stress can be handled if you want
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