Ok, getting a letter or call saying you were unsuccessful in your interview or a response with feedback is better than nothing. At least it something which can help you move forward or learn however, weeks without anything can be not only frustrating but can be very depressing. You begin to think nothing is going to happen, which then affects not just your job search but your life.
So can we avoid these days of nothingness?? Answer is yes……..you need to be a bit proactive. You need to keep going and moving forward and don’t let the nothing days affect you as we all have them all. Now you’re wondering how do we achieve this……..try some of these simply things.
Keep in contact with your network – keep in contact with people who either helping in your job search or you can help i.e. advisers, friends. Let’s everyone know what’s going on plus you never know when an opportunity might arise!
New networks – Find out from your current network of contacts is there anyone new you should be talking too??
Using web daily – use your time on it better, find jobs, tips or advice, job news in your area. Don't just aimlessly look or get distracted by you social media, viewing sites etc!
Attend events – attend training courses or job fairs or networking events. Good to meet new people, build contacts etc which will help you.
Personal tools – always look at developing your entire job searching tools as you never know when something might pop up either through your hard work, network or luck!
If you wait in front of your computer day after day expecting a job to come to you, then sorry it doesn't happen like that. You got to take action and make sure you’re active. General talking to your network, getting out and making the most of your time to develop until you get that job. By doing activities like above, you keep the days of nothingness away as you’re always doing something to help yourself which will keep your spirits lifted and good. Remember, even getting a rejection letter is good as you can move on and learn from feedback so use those days as a way to develop yourself and your weaknesses.