Things can be tough in this job market. You may not have steeled yourself for a protracted job search, which is the unfortunate reality for many – especially for senior and c-level executives.
Through the first month or two, you’re pumped up and determined, working hard at making the right connections, and doing everything you know you need to do to land a good-fit job.
But after several months, some painful rejections, and waning hope, things start looking bleak. You may lose momentum and slowly cut back your efforts.
Here are two ways to help you keep at it, moving forward:
1. Join a job search support group. You’ll be among people going through the same ups and downs, who will share techniques that work and those that don’t. They understand what you’re feeling in a way that your family and friends may not be able to. Check out Job-Hunt.org’s list of over 800 networking and job search support groups by state.
2. Research job search strategies. Google things like”executive job search”, “executive networking”, “executive interviewing”. Try a new technique. My ebook covers the job search basics and will be helpful.
For 14 more tips, hop over to my Executive Career Brand post, 16 Ways to Stay Motivated in Executive Job Search.
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