Staying positive while looking for employment during quarantine time

15 Aug 2020 | 5 min read

1) Setting goals:

Remember to set your goals, whether it be your health, life and career. Keep in mind the “S.M.A.R.T” guideline:

-      “Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound”. This guideline can help you stay positive and motivated, even when things don’t go according to plan.

-      Your timeline can be from week to month, and be very specific on your objectives and action steps on how you are going achieve your goals.


2) Create a daily routine:

Your current job is to find a new job, let that be your goal to focus on each day because daily routines and rituals help reduce anxiety and keep your mind to stay productive. Instead of waking up late, wake up at a fixed time every morning and exercise to stay fit.

Create a 5 to 10 day plans, as you would at any job, to include checking job sites, scheduling appointments, networking with your contacts, send job applications, and researching new study areas or developments in your field. Actively update your LinkedIn profile, following industry news and making the most of e-learning courses.

3) Self-Improvement:

Try not to dwell on things that are beyond your control and start to focus on things you can control such as developing your current skills, earn a new certification and being well-prepared for interviews.

Think positive because this actually is a very good time for you to learn new skills or knowledge to develop yourself, that you did not have time for before. Skills such as learning new languages, how to negotiate, and learn to video design and edit are just some examples. Use your time wisely. Instead of wasting hours on social media, clean up your digital footprint instead.


4) Find alternative sources of income:

There are bills and fees to be paid, rent, house payments to be made and daily living expenses. How do you keep the cash flow going when you’re unemployed? You will need to think laterally. Can your home’s driveway be used as a paid a parking spot? Can you become a dog-walker or a baby-sitter? Can you host an online garage sale of all the forgotten items around the house? Can you sell clothes, equipment or furniture via online websites e.g ebay, amazon)?

Staying positive while looking for employment during quarantine time
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