Staying Motivated When You Feel Qualified but Still Aren’t Landing a Job

March 27th, 2015

The job search process can be trying for even the strongest, most talented professionals. There’s nothing worse than going on a seemingly great job interview and subsequently finding out you didn’t get the job. While this is certainly disappointing, it’s important to pick yourself up and get right back out there, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity that is right for you!

4 Tips to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

Feeling like your job search is dragging on forever? Use the following four tips to keep your head up:

Focus on the Positives

You may be the most qualified person for a job, but not the best cultural fit. Rejection always stings at first, but it’s ultimately much better to be bypassed for a job when you and the company aren’t right for one another. There’s nothing worse than starting a new job and realizing right away that it’s not a good match for you.

Think of Interviews as a Learning Experience

Sure, you may be tired of going on job interviews by now, but think of how much you’re learning! Every time you go on an interview, you get the opportunity to refine your technique. So, think of it this way — the more interviews you go on, the better prepared you’ll be to wow the person in charge of hiring for your dream job.

Volunteer Your Time

There’s no better way to relieve stress than lending a helping hand to a great cause. Donate your time to a charitable organization or another group that can use some accounting and finance assistance. Not only do you get to enjoy the satisfaction of helping those in need, you can also further develop your skills and add this additional experience to your resume.

Take a Break

Finding a new job can easily become a full-time job in itself. Instead of stressing yourself out by searching for new opportunities every day, allow yourself to take the weekends off to relax. Most companies don’t post jobs on weekends anyway, so it won’t be hard to catch up on anything you missed When you return to your job search, you’ll be refreshed, renewed and ready to take on a new week of job postings!

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