It’s no secret that I’ve been job searching since before the pandemic Covid-19. I have set requirements on part-time hours and childcare, it all feels new to me.
In full I was job searching then a pandemic hit and I chose not to work with those who may have it (living with a younger person and older person), then a recession hit and I continued job searching.
I drew recently on what has helped through the process, as other people will be going through the daily grind of job applying, the ups, and downs of interview processes, and almosts.
The job boards can feel silent and like your pushing your cv through an empty pigeon-hole like a black hole.
Below are some things that have worked well for me, it’s reminded me to up my self-care. I apply for jobs then I get on with my day with some productivity, chores, and some time aside to read or laugh at a show.
I forgive myself often that I’m not where I want to be in a position that is a complete dream. I may find myself in a less than desirable job with awkward parking. If it means earning partly my way honestly then I am 100 percent up for it.
I include self care in the title because I reflect upon mental health as a self care must, a little goes a long way whether it be talking with others, exercise or meditation.
You can listen below to a podcast (also available on iTunes and Spotify) I go into more detail on what helps in the job searching process and what I’m doing for self-care. For the original drawing scroll to the bottom of the page.
Useful resources mentioned:
Brene Brown a great author, speaker and podcaster on Unlocking us
A lot of job sites have a CV checking service, I found it extremely useful.
In good news: the same day as I had podcasting and writing on my To Do list, an interview was scheduled and it went well! Things are still being processed and it looks like 3rd time lucky in the interview process. Thank you video calls!
Good luck if you too are in the job searching process, share your experiences below!