"If we can condition ourselves to focus on the progress we are making, our advances will encourage us to persevere in achieving our goals" - Matthew Kelly
When I speak to job seekers, no matter whether they are unemployed or employed, they tell me that life gets in the way of the actions they need to take to land their desired new role.
Do not let life hold you back - change your focus to boost your job search. Rather than expecting perfection (ex: I'm going to spend a full hour finding a new job), focus on progress (ex: I did what I could with a 15-minute break I had while I waited for a call).
Or, plan to dedicate just 15 minutes a day to your job search as soon as you wake up. No more than 15 minutes - after that you can take care of anything and everything that gets thrown your way. The little progress you're making will keep you hopeful.
Many times, getting started is the hurdle you needed to overcome to spend that hour you needed to fix your resume, apply for an open position or network with a former colleague.
Think you will apply this idea? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how you are going about carving 15 minutes a day for job search activities.
Rooting for you,