Re-energize Your Search; Here's How!

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Discouragement is to be expected in
a prolonged job search. How you
respond will help you overcome.
A friend of mine who is ever the confident, successful career woman, emailed me last week to say she didn’t get the job she wanted. She was discouraged and vowed to stop searching. 

I emailed her back and said, “Whoa! Stop right there. You ARE the perfect person for a great position. The company that will hire you just doesn’t know it yet.”

I say the same thing to you. 

If you are feeling defeated (and no doubt you have good reason to feel that way), you MUST STOP. A defeatist attitude will hurt your job search and destroy your confidence. 

Tell yourself and believe it: You ARE the perfect person for a great position. The company that WILL hire you just doesn’t know it yet.

Take steps immediately to
1. Re-energize your job search
2. Restore your confidence

Tips to re-energize your job search

Build and inform your network about your job search
  • Invite everyone you know to connect with you on LinkedIn. Getting people to accept your invitation reminds you that they find you relevant.
  • Look through each of your LinkedIn connections’ connection list and invite mutual friends and past coworkers to connect (then look through their connection lists and so on)
  • Change your LinkedIn status bar update weekly to remind your network that you are job seeking.

You must limit your wording in the status bar to 140 characters or less, including spaces, so when I was unemployed, I said something like …

I’m seeking a position where I can use my communications, advertising, and PR leadership experience to help a company grow. Leads welcome!

… and then I would change the wording slightly the next week to say …

I’m seeking a position where I can use my communications, PR and advertising leadership experience to help a company grow. Leads welcome!


  • Each time you change your status bar, LinkedIn includes the status change in all of your connections’ weekly update email. So changing this one line of text can alert hundreds of your friends to provide you with leads.
  • IMPORTANT! Make sure your “Current” position on your LinkedIn profile says you are looking for work. I can’t emphasize this tip enough. Don’t keep in your old job title or put in a fake position title like President of [Your Last Name] Company. Why? People will think you landed a position and will stop sending you leads. Pack your current position with all of the job duties that you can do, saying things like "Proficient in ...", "Able to ...", "Capable of ...", etc.


Focus on re-energizing your job search … it can help you Get a Job!


How do you keep you energy up when your job search isn’t going well? Please share your comments. Thanks!
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2 comments :

  1. Re-energize your googling capabilities.

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  2. Need to do another sweep over the sites you've recommended in other articles.

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