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Whether it was expected or not, you now find yourself searching for a new job. It can be a frustrating process that can leave you questioning your skills and abilities. While it’s easy to fall into that trap, it’s so important to stay positive throughout the process.

Stay Confident

It’s easy to lose motivation and confidence when you’re in the middle of a job search. You aren’t getting calls or emails back from jobs that appeared to be perfect fits.

The negative thoughts start to creep in.

Maybe I’m not good at this after all.

It’s only normal to have those thoughts, but it’s so important to stay confident. Think about all of those skills and qualities that you can bring to a workplace.

Also remember when you’re not receiving a follow-up after applying, those positions might have already been designed for someone internally. Even if you had a great interview, the hiring manager might have already known who the company was going to hire. That’s not necessarily fair, but it is reality.

There’s also a chance the company might have taken down the post depending on the financial state of the company.

You will find a job. It might seem like it’s taking longer than expected, but that’s OK. Continue to network, sharpen your skills, and most importantly, believe in yourself. When you’re looking for a job, you need to be your biggest advocate.

Improve In Other Areas

There won’t be many opportunities in life to have time to yourself away from work. Make good use of it. Of course, spending time with friends and family is important. Enjoy things that you’ve wanted to do but you just haven’t had the time to do.

It’s also a great time to improve your skills and add to your arsenal. What better time to learn new things? Take classes and earn certificates you can place on your resume and use to your advantage during the interview process.

Plus, for a potential employer, it’s great to hear that during what could have been a down time in your life, you used it to further progress your career.

Communicate With Your Friends And Family

If you’re having a bad day or need a boost, rely on those around you. Make sure to talk about how you feel with your loved ones. Not only will these people give you confidence in yourself, it’s also so important to communicate your feelings when you’re feeling down.

It’s not always easy, but if you stay positive in your job search, it will reflect during the process to potential employers.

Grow With Headfarmer

If you need a teammate in your job search, Headfarmer can help plant seeds for your next move. We make a true investment in your skills and career goals. If you would like to learn more, please contact us at 480-214-9704 or

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