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How to overcome the stress of job searching

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Jakarta | Sun, October 8, 2017 | 11:37 am
How to overcome the stress of job searching

Despite of feeling stuck and doubtful about yourself, you can actually use this period to explore and have as many interactions as possible with other people to expand your network and knowledge. (Shutterstock/File)

For some people, finding a suitable job according to their passion and educational background with a good salary can seem to be impossible. Several mental health problems may arise from this situation, such as stress and depression.

If you feel that your job search keeps letting you down, consider these tips to manage it, as compiled by kompas.com:

Don't isolate yourself

Despite feeling stuck and doubtful about yourself, you can actually use this period to explore and have as many interactions as possible with other people to expand your network and knowledge.

It is advisable to take lessons in certain fields to build up your skills, such as language or coding training. Moreover, you could consider volunteering for some events to hone your social skills and put it on your CV.

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Avoid financial problems

One of the sources of stress during this period is anxiety over the lack of a main source of income.

Instead of feeling hopeless, it is better to make time to manage the problem by writing down your expenditures, starting from the outfits that you are going to wear during job interviews, transportation fees and daily needs. This also can motivate you to find a more realistic job.

Self-reflection

During your struggle to find a job, it is advised to do some self-reflection. This does not always mean you have to detach yourself for a while and meditate, but it can be by making sure that you do not make any mistakes on your CV, writing the cover letter well, submit your CV to a company that suits your vision or do job interview training.

It also can be the period to get some rest by doing activities that you like and which make you more relaxed, such as cleaning up your room, gardening or focusing on your hobby. (wir/kes)

 

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