Stress Free Strategies for Job Hunter

Stress Free Strategies for Job Hunter 

Written by Regina Cho

It is understandable that you may have experience a certain degree of stress as you look for job. Having a positive approach can help you overcome stress. Here are some useful stress free strategies for job hunter that may help you.

1) Plan your career goal with clarity

Having an action plan for your career goal will give you focus and clarity of your purpose. Your career that is well planned, one that matches your values, personality, skills, abilities, interests and potential can pave your way to great achievement and success.

The key to career goal clarity is to set realistic goals that are achievable, it is important to do an evaluation of your weaknesses and strengths to identify what jobs are best suited for your capability and what you are capable of accomplishing, given the opportunity for skills upgrading and knowledge.

Set manageable goals, do not try to do everything at once, set priorities. If you are not getting the result that you want, take time to find a different approach and review your goals.

2) Conquer the fear and anxiety

It is inevitable to be anxious when you are faced with a job loss or are in the midst of looking for jobs. However, you do not have to struggle with anxiety and panic, you can overcome your fear and break free from your anxieties by learning the right techniques.

Master relaxation techniques to remain calm and confident. Look for trusted resources that can effectively eliminate your panic and anxiety. Start to claim back your life by being positive, energetic and free from worry.

3) Find trusted friends or mentors and have some fun time

Be proactive and share with your loved ones, trusted friend, career coach or mentor who can encourage you, give you valuable insights, support, and probably job leads. You can tap into this resources by joining network of job seekers, career workshops or job related forum in the Internet. Stay energized and motivated so that you can be focused during your job search.

Make time for fun spending quality time with your family and friends. Learn to ease your mind about your job loss and unemployment related stress. Make yourself happy by doing things that you love and enjoy. It is essential to maintain balance in your life. Make time for regular exercise. Keep the 4Rs in mind, rest, relax, revitalize and rejuvenate. Remember that your job search will be more effective if you are physically, emotionally and mentally at your best.

4) Find interesting ideas to make money at home

Be resourceful, each of us have unique gifts, talents, and abilities within us. Start to look for opportunities outside the recruitment classified advertisements.

Think of ways to turn your hobbies into revenue generating income. For example, if you like to write, offer your services to companies which are looking for copywriters. If you like to bake, make cookies, design jewellery, soap or candle making, whatever it is, you can be creative and start your own business. Market your products or services and make some money doing what you love. It’s a win-win situation, you will feel happy as you do things that you enjoy and have great interest in, yet earn money at the same time!


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