Do you have job search fatigue? Are you wondering what you can do to stay positive during your job search? Well, today, you’ll 5 simple strategies you can start doing now to help you survive your job search!

I know firsthand how difficult it is to stay motivated during your job search. It’s very overwhelming, especially when the clock is ticking. That’s why I put these tips together to help you stay positive!


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Most of us spend hours wading through job postings, fine tuning our career documents, and uploading them into cyberspace. It’s rare if we hear anything back, and we wonder if our submissions fell into a big black hole!

So let’s jump right into these 6 simple strategies you can apply now to stay positive during your job search.

Strategy #1 – Know That You’re Okay

Know that you have skills and qualifications that got you to where you are now.

For example, if you’ve been getting  interviews, remind yourself that you have the talent and experience to have gotten that far.

Tell yourself that change will come at some point, and don’t take disappointment personal.

1 Lie and 2 Truths

A business mentor taught me this exercise: 1 lie and 2 truths.

Take a piece of paper. On one side, write down 3 lies you tell yourself.

On the other side, write down 2 truths to counterbalance every lie.

For example:

Lie: I am not confident in my job search process.

Truth: I am confident in my job search process because I am charismatic and charming.

Truth: I am confident in my job search process because I can clearly convey my thoughts and ideas.


Lie: I’m not qualified for this job.

Truth: I am qualified for this job because I have dynamic skills and an outstanding personality.

Truth: I am qualified for this because I learn new tasks quickly and I work well in a team environment.

Run through this exercise, and I promise you, it will make you feel much better about where you are in  your job search process.

Strategy #2 – Accomplish a Task, Then Celebrate Your Wins

Get something done you’ve been putting off.

Find an area in your life you can make progress in. Choose an activity where you will see results.

You could choose to exercise, knit, start a new hobby, refinish a piece of furniture, or something totally different! I just recommend that you do something with your hands.

The momentum from this activity will give you confidence in other areas of your life.

Bonus Tip

Don’t forget to take care of yourself! Try meditation, yoga, long walks, and spending time with people you love.

Strategy #3 – Surround Yourself with Positive People

One of my favorite quotes is by Jim Rohn: “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Connect and network with people who are doing what you want to be doing.

Use LinkedIn to search for people who are in the industry you want to be in or who work for a company you want to work for. Review their work history. This will give you a good idea of how they got to where they are.

When you find someone you would like to connect with on LinkedIn, customize a connection request to him or her.

Here’s an example >>

“Hi Jane Doe! I couldn’t help but notice your LinkedIn profile. I am striving to find a career opportunity in your same industry.


“Would you mind sharing one piece of advice to help me get to where you are? I would also appreciate if we can connect on LinkedIn. Thank you for your time.”


Heather Austin

Another way to connect and network with people who are doing what you want to do, find groups or industries on Facebook or LinkedIn you can become a member of and start participating. Start conversations with these people and learn from them!

Strategy #4 – Evaluate Your Marketing Materials

What do I mean by marketing materials? This is anything you will share with a potential employer: your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, list of references, and more.

Make sure these documents are in tip-top shape! If you need to, ask some capable friends or family members proofread your content. Refresh your content and make adjustments as necessary.

If you haven’t told them yet, make sure your references know that they are on your list so they are prepared to talk about you with a potential employer.

Evaluate Your Past Interviews

While this isn’t a physical marketing material, how you perform in and what you brought to past interviews will often carry over into future ones.

Contact the individuals you did an interview with and ask them to give you an idea of what you could have done better. Ask them what you could potentially do to get a job next time one opens up. This will give you a better idea of what to do in future interviews with them and other interviewers.

Plus, following up after an interview and asking for feedback can clear the air with a potential employer. Even if they don’t choose to hire you now, this initiative shows them that you are willing to learn new things and be team player, and it could give you priority in a future round of interviews.

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving your Job Search

Don’t let your job search get you down. Get your FREE Ultimate Guide to Surviving Your Job Search here!

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