Happy New Year!
I gathered tidbits—from articles I’ve written—I thought would be helpful when looking back on 2017 and looking forward to the New Year. And, during the past week, I shared them on the now-defunct Serenity Amidst Frustration Facebook page.
We’re now in the second week of 2018, but I’m posting them here, in case you missed them. Following are the tips I shared.
Monday’s Tidbit and Explanation.
It’s easy to focus on your struggle to find a job—and forget what you’ve done in the past. But I encourage you to:
“Take time regularly and do the following: remind yourself about your accomplishments. Think about the compliments you received in previous roles and jobs. Think about the people you’ve helped along the way.”
Article Info: This tip comes from my article on reasons you should release the weight of failure while you’re unemployed. Interested in reading more? You can check it out over at Lifehack: 3 Reasons You Should Release the Weight of Failure When You Have No Job.
Tuesday’s Tidbit and Explanation.
It’s hard to live with and accept unemployment—one of those trying situations in life. But . . .
“The best things you can do when your unemployment spell lasts longer than expected? Refocus, learn your lessons, and grow.”
Article Info: In my piece, Escape – Or Stay There?, here on Serenity Amidst Frustration, I wrote about my wanting to escape a social experience as an introvert to make a point about wanting to escape the challenges of the unemployed life. But, what happens when you can’t?
The unemployment experience is a challenging one. I know. But it’s an opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve, in every aspect of your life.
Wednesday’s Tidbit and Explanation.
Constant job search rejections and disappointments can leave you believing something’s wrong with you. But, don’t fall for it.
“Believe you’re worthy of a job opportunity—regardless of how long you’ve between jobs.
Evaluate your job application material and strategy.
Make improvements where you can.
Put forth your best efforts.
The rest is out of your control.”
Article Info: It’s a challenge to stay positive in a long job search, so I wrote an article entitled, 10 Principles for Staying Positive in a Lengthy Job Search, sharing tips I found helpful. This tip comes from Principle #5 in the piece.
Thursday’s Tidbit and Explanation.
If you’ve been reading Serenity Amidst Frustration, then you know I’m all about building your skills through something of interest. Why?
“When you learn new skill(s), you grow professionally—and personally.
And, there are benefits: learning a new skill makes you smarter and happier. It also energizes you.
Take time figure out what you’re interested in and want to learn.
Make a commitment to learn.
From there, you learn and practice.”
Article Info: This tip also comes from my article, 10 Principles for Staying Positive in a Lengthy Job Search. If you’re finding it hard to stay positive right now, then you might find the article helpful.
Friday’s Tidbit and Explanation.
When involved in an active job search while you’re unemployed, it isn’t hard to stretch yourself too thin. But, I want you to keep the following in mind (if you don’t already):
“Searching for your next position is a priority. But, please don’t let the job search overstress you to the point you don’t enjoy rest and relaxation daily.”
Article Info: In my article, 15 Self-Management Job Search Tips Worth Implementing When You’re Coping With Unemployment, I provide tips for making the best use of your time while you’re unemployed and looking for your next position. This tip comes from #15 in the piece.
It’s 2018 and . . .
You’ve come into the year with no job prospects. Fallen opportunities. But, if you gave your best efforts to your job search last year, remember, you did what you could.
This New Year is here now.
There’s still hope.
Move forward in faith.
One day at time.
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