Feeling demotivated from applying to jobs and not getting much results?

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:

  1. Read for 30 minutes each day
  2. Learn a new language on Duo-lingo
  3. Allow yourself to ‘pause’
  4. Learn and create new dishes
  5. Set realistic and helpful goals
  6. Plan out a monthly budget
  7. Glam up your workspace
  8. Eat mindfully, without TV or electronics
  9. Attend online webinars
  10. Complete a puzzle
  11. Join a club for your favourite hobby
  12. Create a cozy retreat in your bedroom
  13. Buy an outfit that makes you feel confident
  14. Talk to a mentor
  15. Exercise
  16. Make a bucket list
  17. Start a blog
  18. Acknowledge any negative thoughts or feelings, and get rid of them
  19. Take a walk
  20. Stop making unhealthy comparisons
  21. Do a random act of kindness
  22. Clear your mind
  23. Let go of toxic situations and people
  24. Do one productive thing you have been avoiding
  25. Limit caffeine and sugar
  26. List things you are grateful for
  27. Learn a new skill
  28. Look up a fun fact online
  29. Forgive yourself for past mistakes
  30. De-clutter your inbox and phone
  31. Wake up before 9am
  32. Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone
  33. Watch a documentary
  34. Try a new item on a menu
  35. Meet up with friends
  36. Take an online free course
  37. 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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.