Part two of our article on how to find work when unemployed. In our last blog, we showed how to maintain a positive attitude whilst focussing your attention to having a clear outcome in mind whilst job searching. In this article, we will look at some other ways you can positively use your time whilst looking for a new position.
Struggling to find work when unemployed is the hardest profession there is. It requires self-motivation, planning, bravery and hard graft, while often being under pressure financially, emotionally and mentally. But there are a number of tactics you can employ that will help you remain focused and upbeat, while also improving your employment prospects.
No matter where you are in your career, your dream job is no doubt on your mind. The question is; should you wait for your dream job? Moreover, is holding out for the right position the only way to find job satisfaction? Or is it a mistake that will cost you more in the long run?
When you quit your job, it is important to resign as gracefully and professionally as possible. It’s also important to be doing it for the right reasons. While a lot of people will claim they’re unhappy with their current position, there is a difference between hating your job and wanting to quit. It’s important to recognise that there are good reasons and bad reasons to quit your job.
There are certain strategies that you need to adopt in order to take your career to the next level. Whether you are still in the early stages of your professional journey or you are looking at progressing into senior management, the same principles can be applied to help you get ahead.
Here’s a scenario – you’re in a job that offers you maximum job satisfaction. The commute is short, the work you do makes a positive difference, and you’re very good at what you do. Your colleagues are great. The salary could be better, but you love what you do.
Suddenly a job offer comes up. It’s across town, the responsibilities of the job are enormous, and the position will be highly pressurised. But the money is astronomical. Do you take it?
Deciding on a career change – or having one thrust upon you for various reasons – can be both terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure. A ton of emotions will be rushing through you – the liberating thrill of a fresh start, the culmination of years or studying a new skill, the fear of suddenly having a role replaced by technology, etc.
So, you have reached the end of your nursing education, and now your focus has shifted toward the bewildering amount of job applications and their specific requirements. Healthcare jobs are one of the most in-demand positions. However, there are more and more people targeting the very positions that you have spent the past years studying for. Whether you have decided to aim for a graduate program, or to work as an enrolled or registered nurse, you will quickly discover that having a professionally produced nursing resume and cover letter at the ready is your surest bet to securing the position you want.
Well, according to Elon Musk, the difference between a ‘manageable’ work schedule and an ‘insane’ one is somewhere between 80 and 120 hours of work per week. “There were times when, some weeks … I haven’t counted exactly, but I would just sort of sleep for a few hours, work, sleep for a few hours, work, seven days a week. Some of those days must have been 120 hours or something nutty.”
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