Job Search Anxiety

 JOB SEARCH ANXIETY 

IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT'S DONE 

FEELING OVERWHELMED?

There are many reasons why we look for a new job. You could be relocating? Maybe you want something more challenging? Perhaps you want to go in a completely different direction? Or did you regrettably lose your job? No matter what the reason, job hunting can be a difficult experience and it is totally normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed. However, the physical and psychological effects of stress can influence your job search negatively and it’s essential to try to minimise this for the sake of your professional success.
Biggest Job Application Mistakes

WAYS TO HELP 

EFFECTIVELY ORGANIZE YOUR TIME

If you’re feeling discouraged in your job search, it’s vital that you organize your time effectively. Set yourself small and manageable tasks that you’ll be able to accomplish such as ‘today I am going to write the profile section of my CV’ or ‘today I will apply to 3 jobs’. This way you’ll be able to achieve your goals and feel proud of what you’ve accomplished rather than stressing about your lengthy “to-do” list!

TAKE A BREAK

Remember that your wellbeing comes first. It’s important to take a break, and it doesn’t mean that you are not putting in the work. Taking a break will have you feeling refreshed and may even lead to new ideas.

Exercising, meditating, reading, walking, and listening to music all aid stress relief. There are also various breathing exercises that you could try, see what works for you! Remember, be kind to yourself!

REWARD YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Don’t get caught up, pause, and take time to reflect on your successes. Reward yourself for every achievement, regardless of what it is. Even if you haven’t received a job offer yet, you should be proud of all the work you are putting in. Your reward could be anything from a night out with friends to a cup of tea.

STAY POSITIVE WHEN FACED WITH REJECTION

It’s easier said than done but try to turn rejection in to something constructive. It is a chance to receive feedback from an employer that could be invaluable to you in the long term. Understanding what makes you a good candidate will aid in boosting your self-confidence and learning your areas for improvement means you can better prepare for next time.

TALK TO SOMEONE IF IT'S GETTING TOO MUCH

It’s important to know that you’re not alone. If your anxiety appears to be getting out of control, you’re feeling unreasonably nervous, or you’re losing sleep, then you really do need to speak to somebody about it.

The number below is just one of so many support lines that you could reach out to.

Anxiety UK Helpline: 03444 775 774 Text support: 07537 416 905

Once your CV is complete, register it on a job board!
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