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How to Stay Motivated: Tips for the Job Hunt

"Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

The job search is stressful for anyone, but especially for recent graduates. Here's how to be happy and stay motivated during the recession recovery.

Students invest a large sum of money to earn an education. Their time in those years is stretched thin between studies, keeping a part-time job, efforts to enhance one's resume, as well as trying to maintain a social life. After graduation, the stress of late-night studying and the long days spent going straight from class to an eight-hour bartending shift are no more. So what’s next?

The job hunt can be just as stressful as a student's studies. A lot of time is invested in a job hunt; assessing qualifications, and then readjusting one's resume to apply for a particular position. What’s worse is people do not necessarily see immediate feedback or results from these endeavours. The repetition of this cycle can weigh heavily upon a person's shoulders, which is why it is important to stay positive and seek the motivation required to reach individual goals.

Do Not Give Up On Your Goals

After months of applying to job after job and not hearing the phone ring, it is natural to feel a loss of confidence. In the UK the unemployment rate is 8.1%. The Canadian unemployment rate for September 2011 was at a daunting 8.0%. Still, it is an improvement from previous months. In comparison, the unemployment rate in the United States currently stands at nearly 10%, showing a steady climb since 2008. Remember, as of 2011, the U.S. and the UK is still recovering from a recession. What does this mean for the job hunter? He or she is not alone in their suffering; a good handful of UK people and Americans are struggling to find the same sense of self-worth and triumph. It just means recent graduates have to be a little stronger, and perhaps work a little harder than previous generations. Perseverance will bring results, eventually. Globally, the attitude should be to stay focused and positive and you will be successful.

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Take Pleasure in the Small Steps
Every time the job hunter takes a step — no matter how significant — he or she should appreciate each action for bringing them that much closer to completing their goal. The steps will begin to feel very tedious, and showing appreciation for even the small measures will remind a person of his or her efforts. Continuing the push toward one's ultimate target gives the person something to be proud of.

Taking a break from the job search to do some volunteer work is also a good idea. Volunteering can help conquer the experience expectations on job advertisements that tend to discourage recent graduates from applying. The more a person does to differentiate him or her from the average applicant, the greater the chances of getting hired. Not only that, but it can ease the stress of the job hunt. Having a reason to feel productive at the end of the day will help any person sleep better, and it will keep the positive vibes flowing.

Remember to Do Happy Things

Robin Sharma, contributor to Motivated Magazine, offers his readers some brilliant advice in his article on finding success. He says, “If you want to be happier, do more of the things that make you happy.” It can be that simple. A task as complicated as starting a career can make anyone forget the important things, like personal happiness.

Happiness plays a key role in finding success – at least it should. It is too easy to be consumed by hard work and forget about what brings pleasure to the soul. Sharma suggests a way to remember; he calls it “The Greatness Guide.” Make a list of your 10 greatest passions. Sharma says your list should represent, “10 activities that fill your heart with joy and remind you how good life can be.” Then, schedule one activity a week. Try it out. It will help you pass the time during your job hunt, and it will shine some brightness into your anxious routine.

Stay positive at all times and you will be successful.

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Take action today and be successful.
Have fun, learn heaps, and enjoy every step of your path!

More Economics and Business Inspiration with the secrets to success:
`Accelerate with Impact` -
by Colin Thompson ISBN: 978-1-84549-289-2

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Note: About the Author Colin Thompson

Colin is a former successful Managing Director of Transactional/Print Manufacturing Plants, Print Management/Workflow Solutions companies and other organisations, former Group Chairman of the Academy for Chief Executives and Non-Executive Director, helping companies raise their `bottom-line` and `increase cash flow`. Plus, helping individuals to be successful in business and life in general. Author of several publications, research reports, guides, business and educational models on CD-ROM's/Software and over 400 articles published on business and educational subjects worldwide. International Speaker and Visiting University Professor.

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