Watch: Six Ways to Stay Positive During Your Job Search

No matter if you’re seeking a permanent position or a temporary engagement, when you’re searching for a job you may be feeling nervous, mixed with a bit of excitement. WinterWyman recruiters, Meghan McFee and Sarah Terlaga share their best tips for staying positive in your search.

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Hi, I’m Sarah Terlaga and I’m Meghan McFee and we’re recruiters with WinterWyman. Here are six ways to stay positive during your job search.

1. Complete a Self-Evaluation: Before starting your job search, know what you’re looking for. Consider things like commute, opportunity and the compensation that you’re targeting.

2. Manage Your Emotions: While multiple interviews can be exciting, a lack of interviews can lead to disappointment. While these swings are natural, do your best to keep your moods balanced.

3. Control Your Search: It’s important to stay organized. Keep a running list of where your resume is being sent, who you’re meeting with and the outcome of each interview.

4. Re-energize and Rejuvenate: Don’t let your job search control your life, you’ll burn out. Find ways to re-energize and rejuvenate like reading a book or hitting the gym.

5. Set Realistic Expectations: If you aren’t seeing much activity, it could be helpful to expand your search. The more flexible you are with your parameters, the more likely a recruiter will be able to show you more opportunities.

6. Celebrate the Little Wins: Reworking your resume, applying for jobs or going on an interview are reasons to celebrate. The job search is a long process, don’t dwell on what isn’t happening and instead focus on the small wins.

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