How To Stay Mindful In Your Job Search

Many people work hard, but they don't seem to get what they want.

A key reason that people may feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven't set formal goals.

After all, would you set out on an epic journey with no real idea of your destination?

Probably not!

Set Goals (Stay SMART)

First, consider what you want to achieve, and then commit to it.

Set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) goals that motivate you and write them down to make them feel tangible.

Then plan the steps you must take to realize your goal and cross off each one as you work through them.

Handle Rejection

Focus on the goals you have met, the positive outcomes you have seen, and the strides you have made in your job search.

Don’t Judge

We are all human, and our brains have the capacity to make instant judgments both about our surroundings and ourselves in those surroundings. Use mindfulness to bring this harmful practice to a halt. Don’t judge employers or job postings in an instant. Take some time to learn more about the company and how you would fit in there.

When it comes to internal judgments, don’t be so harsh on yourself. No, you might not have EVERY qualification needed in the job description, but if you meet 60% of the qualifications, go for it.

Set Intentions

Another great way to stay mindful in your job search is by setting intentions. Like goals, intentions are used to hold you accountable, but intentions keep you in the moment.

Be Aware

Learning that you are not your job search or the results you get is important, and mindfulness can help with that. It takes time to become proficient.

Check out our resources page for free guides and toolkits to help with your search

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