How To Keep Your Job Search Moving Forward Despite Rejection

A job search can get exhausting, both emotionally and physically especially when all your applications keep hitting a wall.

When you get worn out from applying for jobs, it is hard to gather the will to move forward with your hunt.

Your many other responsibilities could as well be hindering you from searching for a job effectively.

So, when push comes to shove, how do you handle the situation? Use the following tips to help you master the energy to keep applying for jobs.

Tip on How to Keep your Jobs Search Moving Forward

1. Define Your Reasons for looking for a job

Why are you searching for a job, and why do it now? Defining your reasons will help you keep your eye on the prize; a new job.

Getting disappointed regularly will have you feeling like throwing in the towel. You, however, must remember that there is a reason you need that new job.

Defining your reasons will be your call to action, thus propelling you to move forward with your hunt.

2. Visualize your dream job

I want you to take a step back and visualize how a perfect job would be. Can you see yourself in that perfect work environment?

Does the thought of you having that new job make you feel happy?

It does, doesn’t it? Well then, why give up when you can achieve that career fulfillment you want so bad?

When you embody your dream, it will become easier to keep applying for jobs because you know the value of the result.

3. Come up with a strategy

This is the most crucial part of your job search. You need to come up with a plan on how you will handle your job search.

Knowing what to do and when to will make your job hunt manageable and progressive, as it should be. There is nothing more exhausting than approaching a job search without a strategy.

A plan is what will help keep you focused on what is important and keep off from what is not.

4. Keep your focus on what you can control

When looking for a job, there are many things you cannot control like, when you will get interviewed. Feeling helpless will discourage you from searching further.

Concentrate on things that you can control. By so doing, you will feel the confidence to keep job hunting.

Here are some of the things you can control that you should focus on:

  • Update your CV and make sure your online presence markets you accordingly.
  • Networking with the people in your field so that they can help you with your job search.
  • Getting ready for interviews in advance.
  • Contacting your referees to encourage them to market you well (talk about your strengths).


Do not let challenges deter you from finding the job of your dreams. Having a positive mindset is the only way to keep going.

Remember that Rome was not built in a day. It might take you time to get that job you so badly want, but you have to keep searching to get there.

Keep your eye on the prize, and you will be encouraged to keep going.

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