How to Overcome Job Search Stress

At KHM, we know how stressful it can be to find a job, regardless of experience or industry. With the competition now being even more challenging because the number of job seekers has shot up due to coronavirus, it is understandably an overwhelming task.  

 

We're here to help! 

 

By following a few of our suggestions, you can overcome job search anxiety and find your path to success.
 

1. Stay positive 

As useless as this advice sometimes sounds, it’s an important step. You need to be in the right frame of mind when searching for a new job to remain optimistic about the opportunities you may come across. Enjoy the challenge of discovering new positions to apply for, and always reward yourself when you’ve completed your search!

 

2. Do your research 

Spend time researching the kind of position you want and the career path you hope to follow. There are plenty of career quizzes online, although many of them won’t be accurate, you may find some inspiration! 

 

The more knowledgeable and prepared you feel in your job search, the more confidence will replace doubt in your mind.

 

3. Consider volunteering

If you’ve applied for multiple jobs and not had any luck, it may be because of your lack of experience in your desired field. Consider volunteering at a company that offers the role you’d like to do whilst you look for work so you can develop up to date work experience. Having more knowledge in the industry can also improve your self-confidence. You may have to approach the company yourself for a volunteer role, but your eagerness will be recognised. 

 

4. Stay organised 

The more organised you are, the less likely you are to become overwhelmed. Create a step by step plan so you know exactly how to go about the job search without getting confused with the process. 

 

Building a clear, tracked record of the jobs you’re applying for will also ensure you don’t make any crossovers or apply for the same job twice! 

 

Need help finding a job?

 

At KHM, we are committed to placing you in a role that perfectly suits your talents and personality. We will provide career direction with suggestions on how to develop your skills.

 

Send your CV to cv@khmrecruitment.co.uk or call the KHM team today on 01763 248337.