Job searches are stressful. It does not matter how confident you are at the start, the search process can take a toll on you. Maintaining a positive attitude and a search-life balance is one the most important things you can do to make sure you are in a great job at the end of the process.
By implementing a few key principles, you can stave off frustration and keep yourself motivated and excited-the type of candidate most employers are eager to meet
- Stay in Shape: Movement gets your blood pumping and helps generate endorphins. You will feel better, think better and look better. Step away from the computer at least once a day and hit the gym or the walking trail.
- Eat Well: Eat healthy, balanced meals that serve to fuel your body. It is well-known that eating foods high in carbohydrates and sugars put weight on the body and mess with our metabolism and mood.
- Pray or Meditate: Staying in touch with your spiritual side for 10-20 minutes a day helps tremendously during a job search.
- Live Your Life: It is easy for a job search to completely overwhelm your life. However, focusing 24/7 on your job search will not serve you or the ones you love well. Put aside time for other people, volunteering your time, or whatever else helps keep you well-rounded and interesting.
Taking care of yourself and maintaining balance during a job search allows you to give your best to both the seach and your life! Adopting a healthy outlook makes you an attractive and interesting job seeker.
As a nationally Credentialed Career Manager, Coach Kevin Tucker has been partnering with individuals like you for the last 25 years. Through the military, as a minister, a human resources executive, and finally as a career and life transition coach; he has continually been able to help motivated individuals find their calling in life! Check out more at www.CoachKevinTucker.com.