I have been scrolling through my LinkedIn and I have been coming across countless of experiences – some positive, but mainly negative experiences on how people are applying for jobs and aren’t receiving feedback. Recruiters are just sending that upsetting email “Unfortunately….” and they do not provide the candidate with feedback. Consequently, this eats at the candidate’s confidence and messes with their emotions, and makes them question if they can even get any job.
On one hand, recruiters should be sharing feedback especially in such a sensitive time in the economy and on the other hand, we should constantly improve ourselves as we apply for jobs.
The aim of today’s post is to share several different things that you can do while you simultaneously apply for jobs. If we put all our eggs in one basket, we may not always be pleased with the result. Therefore, I encourage all job seekers to spend time applying for jobs and also time to up-skill and relax.
Let’s be honest, applying for jobs is tiring!
These are 37 simple ways you can invest in yourself while you apply for jobs:
- Read for 30 minutes each day
- Learn a new language on Duo-lingo
- Allow yourself to ‘pause’
- Learn and create new dishes
- Set realistic and helpful goals
- Plan out a monthly budget
- Glam up your workspace
- Eat mindfully, without TV or electronics
- Attend online webinars
- Complete a puzzle
- Join a club for your favourite hobby
- Create a cozy retreat in your bedroom
- Buy an outfit that makes you feel confident
- Talk to a mentor
- Make a bucket list
- Start a blog
- Acknowledge any negative thoughts or feelings, and get rid of them
- Take a walk
- Stop making unhealthy comparisons
- Do a random act of kindness
- Clear your mind
- Let go of toxic situations and people
- Do one productive thing you have been avoiding
- Limit caffeine and sugar
- List things you are grateful for
- Learn a new skill
- Look up a fun fact online
- Forgive yourself for past mistakes
- De-clutter your inbox and phone
- Wake up before 9am
- Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone
- Watch a documentary
- Try a new item on a menu
- Meet up with friends
- Take an online free course
- Donate some clothes to charity
But most importantly keep applying for jobs, and see the rejection as a redirection to something better – even if it is taking a long time!
How are you finding the job application process during covid-19, how do you deal with rejection? Leave your comments below, let’s interact!