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How to stay positive during your job search

When you’re searching for a job, it can be hard to stay positive, especially if you’ve been rejected a few times. But a positive attitude can help you stay motivated and it’s an attractive quality to potential employers.

Here are a few tips for staying positive:

1. Create a daily routine

Making and sticking to a daily routine can help your mental well-being. Try to settle into a routine, like getting up at the same time each morning, having breakfast, and spending some time tailoring your resume and writing cover letters.

2. Have measurable goals

Smaller, measurable goals are easier to achieve than just “get a job” and completing them will help you stay motivated. For example, have a number of jobs that you would like to research and apply for each day.

3. Keep track of your achievements

It can be frustrating if you’ve been searching for a job for a long time, so keep a list of your achievements, like the second interviews you’ve been offered and the good feedback you’ve received.

4. Focus on the things you can control

You can’t control whether or when an interviewer will call you back. If you feel yourself worrying about something that is out of your control, do something that you can control, such as writing and sending out a cover letter.

5. Take a step back

Search for a job is hard work, so take regular breaks to do things you enjoy.