Keep Your Self-Image Positive

Keep Your Self-Image Positive: It is sometimes very difficult not to take rejections personally. Layoffs and hiring decisions rest on many factors that may have little to do with you personally. Resist any temptation to get angry at yourself. Try not to dwell on negative past experiences. Treat yourself with respect!

Be Organized

Organize a daily and weekly job search plan. Keep to your schedule so that you do not brush important tasks aside or waste time wondering what you should do next. Looking for a good job is a 40 hour/week commitment.

Exercise Daily

Besides helping you remain physically healthy, exercise will assist you in keeping feelings of depression at a distance. Depression removes our desire to be active. Activity changes our body chemistry so that we actually feel better and desire more activity. Besides helping you remain physically healthy, exercise will assist you in keeping feelings of depression at a distance. Depression removes our desire to be active. Activity changes our body chemistry so that we actually feel better and desire more activity.

Keep Emotions in Check

Be aware of how you are handling your emotions. Being responsible means responding appropriately to your emotions. Anger can be difficult to deal with. If you direct anger toward yourself, you risk the possibility of making yourself ill. If you misdirect anger on innocent people (like family, friends, or potential employers) you are not being responsible.