How to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search
It’s easy to lose motivation while looking for a new job, but there are lots of ways you can stay on track in your job search. Motivation is the key to successful job hunting remotely, so here are our top tips to keep you on track:
1.Take a break
While you’re looking for a job, be sure to take a few breaks throughout your search. This will not only ensure you stay motivated, but it will prevent burnout and make sure that you remain focused rather than panicking and applying for every job you find.
The job search can seem a little endless, but with so many full remote companies, you have many more options than you would have done even a few months ago. Remember to breathe and get away from your laptop at designated times. Both your job search and your mental health will benefit.
2.Brainstorm your priorities
For those who find fulfilling work in the remote space, the benefits are well known. The opportunity to work at your own pace and create your own schedule, work from anywhere you want, and even pursue a diversified career path all appeal to remote workers across the UK and around the globe.
More and more businesses are going remote in 2020, and so some of the original benefits of the remote job are adapting. Be sure to brainstorm what matters most to you. Is it a preferential salary, or flexible working hours? Is it the chance to pursue your side hustle, or a desire to relocate but stay in your current field? Once you know what you’re looking for, it will be easier to both find the right roles and communicate with employers in this space.
3.Rework your CV
Many of the same skills employers value in non-remote careers remain desirable in your job hunting for a remote job, but naturally a few areas begin to take on greater meaning. Communication and the ability to work independently should both be highlighted in your resume and any applicable cover letters.
These key focus points will help your prospective employer know you can be trusted to complete the work assigned and will communicate with them without requiring prompting. When company pressures remain the same, but more workers are outside of a centralised location, being reliable and communicative are more important than ever before.