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7 Ways to Ward Off Job Search Depression

7 Ways to Ward Off Job Search Depression
From Recruiter - December 15, 2016

1. Reflect on How Much Youve Done

Write down everything you did last week to try and find a jobevery email, every phone call, every article read. When youre finished, do the same for the week before. Reflect on how much youve done and give yourself a well-earned pat on the back.

Remember that you only need one jobnot three offers, just one. Its not a matter of if, its a matter of when.

Nancy Halpern, KNH Associates

2. Surround Yourself With Positive People

Being around positive people will help you be positive yourself. Isolating yourself or associating with negative people will only breed negativity. Positive people can help you look on the bright side of things and give you encouragement when you need it.

Cheryl E. Palmer, Call to Career

3. Create an Action Plan (and Stick to It)

Having actions to take weekly and daily can help you keep your momentum, and you will actually feel like youre making progress. Checking off tasks on a list helps you feel accomplished.

Dan Cumberland, The Meaning Movement

4. Dont Be Afraid to Ask for Help

There is no shame in being unemployed. The more people who know about your search, the better your chances of finding a new career.

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