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How do you keep motivated during your job search?
It's often hard for job seekers to stay motivated.
This video will outline suggestions on how to remain motivated during your
pharmaceutical job search.
Create a schedule with
daily and weekly targets. When defining targets
make sure they are realistic, as too low targets willl prolong your search,
and too high targets will leave you feeling demotivated.
Vary your job search
so you are doing different things throughout the day to make it less repetitive.
Once you have completed a task
cross it off. This will help you feel positive, reinforcing that you have completed it
and achieved something.
Don't apply for any job. Instead,
apply for jobs you believe you would be able to do
and you are the right level of seniority. For example,
if you are a Clinical Research Associate with two years experience
you shouldn't apply for Clinical Director role requiring extensive
However, if you believe that the job would be a natural career progression for you
make sure you apply for the role.
Make sure you include regular breaks when searching for your next pharmaceutical job.
This helps take your mind off the job search for a while
so when you come back to your job search later, you can approach it with a fresh
Exercise is also important
as it increases your endorphin levels, which help boost your mood
and stimulate your brain activity.
Meet up with friends and family.
This will help keep you motivated and could provide you with some connections
to find your next job.
However, make sure that the people you meet up with are
offering support, as spending time with negative people
will leave you feeling demotivated.
Reward yourself for reaching goals.
For example, if you get invited to an interview
celebrate. Rewards don't have to include spending money
it could be something as simple as seeing a friend or going for a walk.
Decide how you are going to reward yourself when you get a job.
Having a reward in mind for when you get a job can help serve as
an excellent motivation.