(1) Set The Right Environment
If you're doing your job search in a dark depressing room, then chances are this is will have a negative impact on you and your efforts. It is vital that you pick an area that will help boost your moral and efforts. Pick an environment that is light and warm, where you can work well and not be disturbed. Have an work area that is practical, functional and also that can cope with the demands of your efforts e.g. computer, phone, desk etc. Important note is don't use your bedroom. The bedroom is a place to rest and sleep and if you associate it with your job search it may no longer be a place to relax and rest.
(2) Right Attitude
Being positive and believing in yourself are important aspects of your job search. Having the right attitude will benefit your efforts. If you think about it in a negative way such as 'There is a lot people looking for work so why bother' it will only make your job search feel like a task that you hate which will not produce any good results. Tackle it with the right attitude and your job search will be not only more efficient but more productive too.
(3) Realistic Goals
One thing that can hinder individuals doing a job search is not setting realistic goals. Of course everyone is going to want a job but sometimes they don't set realistic goals of the type of job they want. Applying for jobs that you've not qualified for or don't have the skills for will lead to lots of rejections which will make me feel down and dejected. BE REALISTIC! Go for jobs that you CAN do. Also, set yourself daily, weekly and monthly goals as it will help show you making progress which will keep you motivated and feeling positive.
(4) Prepare & Plan
Give your job search structure and plan out your steps will help you stay focused and driven. Job hunters who don't plan or prepare tend to not to be as focused and lose their momentum which will have negative impact on their efforts.
(5) Supportive Network
Having a supportive people or groups can help you stay motivated in a few ways. Firstly, when you have difficult days having someone to talk to will help you shed your fears & frustrations plus help keep your spirits up. Secondly, have people who you can ask for help with your job search or be willing to help. Both of these will stop you feeling isolated alone which would have a huge negative impact on your job search. Surround yourself with people who will help & support you to keep you positive and going!
(6) Take Time Off
Even when your job searching it is important to have time away from it. Taking a day off job searching can be a good thing. We all need time away from things as it helps us relax, recharge and get refocused. Do something fun with the time off or spend it with family and loved ones. A day off can do wonders for you especially when you feel tired or you feel like banging your head against a wall. Schedule days off to keep you happy and positive!
(7) Be Healthy
Eating a healthy diet and doing exercise can help you so much in your job search. Exercise can help you get rid of frustration and increase endorphins helping to make you feel good and positive about yourself. Eating right can boost not only your energy levels but also your mood too. Both will help you stay motivated even on bad days.
(8) Achieve A Goal You Always Wanted To Do
As we know, a job search can take a while before you achieve your goal of getting a job. At times you will feel like you are not getting anywhere. Why not set yourself a personal goal of achieving something to help feel that your time is not wasted. It could be something like take part in a marathon, walk up a mountain, join a team sport etc. Achieving this personal goal will help you realise you can achieve your goals which you will transfer into your job search efforts helping you to stay motivated.