How to Stay Motivated While Out of Work


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How to Stay Motivated While Out of Work helps to explain what you can do to stay motivated while you are out of work. being out of work isn't fun and finding a job can be hard let alone the right one for you.

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How to Stay Motivated While Out of Work

  1. 1. Staying motivated when it seems like nothing is happening is hard. There is nothing that is more determination crushing when you are unemployed then sending off another hundred applications & still not even receiving an automated message back. But, don’t fear, your email does work, you’re not a failure but you have to get even more dedicated.
  2. 2. WRITE A LIST OF HOPES & DREAMS During the job searching process you can become drained & start to resort to applying for jobs that we would never want to do even if we got offered them. Surveys show that between 70-80% of people have been reported saying they hate their jobs. Don’t let that be you!
  3. 3. Write a list of your hopes & dreams for your future in all aspects of your life. Then set goals on how you are going to go about making them a reality. You might not have the right experience & qualifications to achieve the job of your dreams just yet but by identifying what those dreams are you can target jobs that will help you gain the skills and experience to get to where you want to be. Employers want someone who is positive & has hopes & dreams so raise your expectations. WRITE A LIST OF HOPES & DREAMS
  4. 4. As comforting as sitting on the sofa all day watching re-runs & eating junk food & feeling sorry for yourself may seem it isn’t going to get you a job. It’s important to keep active; be that volunteering, going for a run, taking up a new hobby between sending off more applications. It will also give you something to do & keep your life varied & interesting so that when you go to interviews you can show that you have self-motivation & you are an interesting person who they should employ. SET A DAILY PLAN
  5. 5. Volunteering will not only keep you active but it will introduce you to so many new skills & life experiences and also other people (who might be looking for staff!). You might even find that you have skills you didn’t know about or become passionate about something you had never thought of before. VOLUNTEERING
  6. 6. Jobseekers sometimes feel like they don’t deserve a day off while they are looking for jobs but not looking after yourself isn’t going to help. Just like anyone in a full-time or part-time job you deserve to have some time to switch off. Overworking yourself isn’t going to help you or anyone else. You will just get less motivated & feel bad for ‘not doing anything’. Make sure that you schedule your time off & then stick to it. SPOIL YOURSELF
  7. 7. It’s easy to look into another’s situation & feel the need to tell them what to do to get where they want to be. However you know as the unemployed person that having people constantly say ‘so what are you doing now?’ & ‘have you thought of this’ can be really frustrating. IGNORE THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T BUILD YOU UP.
  8. 8. If it is a close family member or friend approach them with a positive attitude but remind them that you are trying your hardest & it just isn’t the time yet. There is nothing wrong with saying: ‘I’d really like to not talk about that at the moment because I’ve been thinking about it all day. Can we talk about something more interesting?’ IGNORE THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T BUILD YOU UP.
  9. 9. DON’T FEAR REJECTION: As humans we have a natural instinct not to put out feelings into something that might hurt us but the thing is if we never do then we will never find the one. It’s the same with jobs. You might go to a job that you absolutely would love to have. You give all the correct answers and you may have all the skills they need & more but for some reason you just don’t get it.
  10. 10. The first thing to remember is that it isn’t a reflection on you! There may just have been someone who happened to be better suited to the company or the job. However, what you have learnt from this experience is that this is something that you would love to do! So, instead of sitting round feeling sorry for yourself see this as an opportunity to go onto something even bigger & better. Research the field more, dedicate your time to practicing or learning skills required for that job area and next time another (better) opportunity arises you’ll nail it.
  11. 11. For more Information …about pre-employment training, Apprenticeships or Traineeships with Apprenticeship Recruitment please don’t hesitate to call us on: 0121 707 0550 or e-mail: Visit: