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Searching for a job can be full of challenges, and it can get very frustrating. It’s important for people who are in the middle of a job search to take care of themselves, focus on life beyond the job search, and figure out ways to deal with the stress.

What excites you?

What do you enjoy? What makes you happy? Make time for it because it might actually help you in your job search. It’s no surprise that when you’re under stress, you might not always be thinking so clearly. In fact, stress seems to actually change how we weigh risks and rewards, and it can cloud our judgment when we are faced with important decisions.

Whether you relax by running, reading, or playing a musical instrument, it’s important to spend some time engaged in that activity. It doesn’t really matter what the activity or inactivity is. If you keep going at full speed every day, it can be really hard on you, both physically and mentally. When you are searching for a job, you need to be at your best, and burning yourself out won’t allow you to do that.

Who excites you?

While you’re making time to do things you enjoy, make time to spend with people who are important to you, too. The general consensus is that social support is very vital for life success. Not having enough is bad news for both your health and your career.

When a job search gets frustrating, it’s helpful to have people who will be there for you. They can listen, console you, and celebrate with you. It’s key that you have people in your life who you love unconditionally and who love you unconditionally. It really doesn’t matter if they are related by blood or not; what matters is the commitment of friendship.

How can you help others?

Volunteering can be an excellent way to shift your focus from the frustrations of your job search while making a difference for others. You’ll feel needed because you are needed! Volunteerism is crucial to the success of many different organizations and charities. Volunteers are necessary, and, in fact, many organizations depend on them.

What gives you a release from the frustration?

As you focus on volunteering, spending time with family and friends, and doing things you enjoy, don’t forget to leave some time to take care of yourself. You’re more likely to perform better in all aspects of life if you get a full night’s rest, exercise regularly, eat well, meditate, do yoga, take a walk, listen to music, or do whatever it is that rejuvenates and restores you.

If you’re not sure about the importance of taking care of yourself at this time, consider this: it produces positive feelings and boosts your confidence and self-esteem. Positive feelings, boosted confidence, and improved self-esteem are all ingredients for a more successful job search, so this is a great time to begin practicing self-care.

Can we help?

At 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, we specialize in the recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals in per diem, travel, and permanent assignments in healthcare facilities across the country. Are you looking for your next assignment? We can help; give us a call at 310.436.3650 today.

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