Coping With job-search frustration: Maintain your sanity! — a Guest Post

There’s nothing like the job search process. Rigorous, tedious and demanding incessant effort, you can easily become extremely frustrated while chasing employers and maintaining an optimum level of efficiency.

It happens quite frequently that you send out a zillion job applications, get shortlisted in a few and then wait for weeks and months just to hear from the employer.
And there he or she sits, the hiring manager, pushing you away with more and more dates. Here are some tips to keep yourself sane and score a desirable frustration

Start With Being Grateful
Frustration is often a matter of perspective. When you can finally look back on a job search, you might focus on all the places that didn’t answer your query or call you in for an interview. But that will only add to your frustration. So instead look at the multitude of other things you should be grateful for.

Quit Waiting For That Call
Yes, you might have heard all those stories about people you got jobs in the most effortless manner. The ones who posted a resume online and got offers from numerous companies. Well, the important thing to realize is that you are not them. It’s time to roll up your sleeves.
Get down with your network and start searching for more opportunities. Pick up the phone and get started with follow-up calls for all those interviewers you haven’t heard from.

Take A Break
You’re giving all it should take, but still haven’t heard from any recruiter. Well, relax a bit. To prevent a burn-out and the frustration that follows, you need to take some time off from thinking about resumes, cover letters, interviews and other things pertaining to job search.

Tackle the problem with acceptance first. Everything will work out in your favor and results will surely follow, if you accept the situation and stay focused on your ultimate objective, that new job!

KukretiAnshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics related to employment across the globe. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

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