Ultimately, the most successful people are those who stay focused on the day-to-day activities that add up to their long-term goals. This is true whether you’re tackling a large project or trying to find a job. Instead of getting desperate that you’ll never get a job — and scaring off potential employees — focus on the job search process, not just the outcome.
Searching for a new job sucks!
The endless stream of clicking, getting the perfect resume, the inevitable job listing spam and recruiters that act like you’re the best thing since slice bread that suddenly disappear.
Most of it sucks — at least you can still network over margaritas!
The hardest part of job search is staying motivated and not getting overwhelmed by the the repetitiveness of applying for jobs. Breaking up the process into manageable chunks and setting goals and milestones can definitely help stay on track.
The Harvard Business Review has a great piece of breaking up your job search like a project manager would.
(Source Article: Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome)
Fundamentally by creating a structure for your job search you’re able to stay in control of your job hunt and maintain the confidence needed to get your next job offer.