First-Remain positive. Sounds easier said than done but when you are feeling low that is when you are most vulnerable to depression and eventually give up thinking you are a failure or start believing you no longer have the energy to keep going. Nonesense! Don't buy into it. Trust me, no one likes the interviewing process, not even the interviewer. It can get awkward. You are more than likely speaking with someone you have never met before and this is a critical first step in developing a potential spark of interest to generate a second interview or clinching the job.
To beat the job search blues, write down your qualties, things that will help you become more diligent in applying for jobs.
Next write down what type of jobs you would like to do. Make sure that the number of jobs align themselves to the number of qualities. You may have more than one quality per job, great-the more the better!
Now, these are your career strengths.
Believe it or not you have just collected enough data to start a brand new resume or update an existing one.
Second-Join some free local community groups that allow you to network with others without using a tank of gas to travel around scouting for jobs. Find out what social networks these groups belong to and advertise your skills.
Another measure that works is creating your own business cards that can be passed out to those you hope to connect with. One-on-one interactions may lessen the number of interviews because you are building personal contacts for "inside" connections. Sites such as Vistaprint.com offer many options for free business cards and you get to personalize the wording with minimal costs on extras like adding your picture, personal logo, etc. Not a bad deal for 250 business cards that can be delivered within a few days. Or if express needs are what you are seeking just plan on paying slightly more but either way, very reasonable shipping costs.
Next time we will go over some crucial steps that you may not have thought would tie into your success in finding that right job or career.
Stay with me..I'll update soon-'Til then, be good and all the best to you!