Managing the job search process

Successful job searching requires energy, concentration, time and patience. You need to intellectually be alert and well-prepared. You must also present yourself very confidently to prospective employers at a time when your self-esteem may not be at its highest.

This can be a time of great change and feelings of uncertainty, it is important that you take extra care of yourself:

  • discussing your concerns with your family and friends can be helpful
  • join a support group comprising people in a similar situation
  • build in leisure time into your job search routine
  • continue activities you enjoy
  • keep up your social life
  • sharpen your intellect, learn new skills e.g. a language course, IT training
  • rejection letters are a normal part of the job search process. Treat this positively. Ask for constructive feedback on what you could do to improve your application for the future
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Corinne Mills

Corinne Mills is the Joint Managing Director of Personal Career Management, she is a career coach, trained in workplace counselling and NLP with 15 years career management experience. Corinne is a Fellow of the CIPD and ex Chair for the CIPD Chiltern Branch. Her background is as a Senior HR Manager with a MA in Human Resources (MCIPD), Corinne is the author of the UK's no 1 best-selling CV book "You're Hired! How to write a brilliant CV" and 'Career Coach'.

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