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How to Keep Motivated During Your Christmas Job Search

22776305_mChristmas is only a few weeks away and with the parties and festivities it may be difficult to remain motivated if you are looking for employment. But follow the simple steps below to help you keep your job search on track this winter.

Plan

To keep motivated plan your days out including when you are going to job search and where you are going to look for a job. If you have some structure to your job hunt it can help you to stay focused. Plan your week out, decide what days you are going to hand your CV template into employers and which days you are going to spend hunting for an opportunity online.

Regular Breaks

Taking breaks throughout your job hunt is vital if you want to remain motivated. Sitting in front of your computer all day sending out applications may sound effective, but in order to write the best job application you need to take regular breaks. This will help you to remain focused and can increase your creativity.

Reward Yourself

If you have spent a day writing job applications, sending out your CV and have gained a job interview then reward yourself! Go Christmas shopping or socialise to remove yourself from job searching. This way you will feel more motivated to continue your job search and you’ll be rewarded for your hard work.

Be Realistic

During the festive period it is impossible to spend every day at your computer looking for work. Instead be realistic. Contact recruitment companies and leave your CV with them during the festive break, send out job applications when you are able and don’t pressure yourself into securing lots of job interviews. Many companies close down during the Christmas break and restart their hiring process in the New Year so remember this when sending out applications to avoid disappointment.

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