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How to overcome the pressures of job hunting as a fresh graduate

A plan helps you attain and appreciate small daily accomplishments which are a driver to greater achievements.Earning your first diploma, degree or your Masters degree comes with a profound sense of pleasure and delight.

As a fresh graduate, your happiness, great expectation, and the disposition to face the future may be shattered by the process of job hunting. With the current employment trends and increased rate of unemployment, securing a job is not easy. Stepping up to fit in, calls for readiness and planning as discussed below:

1. Build a plan
Job-hunting is daunting at times. Creating a plan is of great essence to you as a job seeker. Before going hunting one makes the quiver and arrows ready. Landing a job may not be easy. Little accomplishments come within your plan and that keeps your motivation going strong and makes the job search easier. Your goal is to earn a job, but you may  not be sure how long it may take. A plan helps you attain and appreciate small daily accomplishments which are a driver to greater achievements.

2. Stay abreast
Identify your interests and what you want to achieve. Your end goal is not to get any job but the job of your interest. Writing your interest down will help and drive you to your goal and be more focused on the type of job you want. You will be able to attain what falls in your talent and build a career that falls under your passion. Don’t miss the path, stay abreast of your career interest.

3. Create a life balance
People spend more time on keyboards, photocopiers and dropping documents for job applications. Life balance is as important as job applications. You will need a break after a pipeline of job interviews and innumerable job applications. Taking a break will help you assess yourself, attend to personal commitments and make a plan for the next steps.

4. Seek emotional support
The job search may be difficult at times. One may start feeling inferior and that’s why having a mentor or friend to guide and support you helps much during the search. While seeking emotional support, be clear and honest with those you trust on the status of your expectations. This will help them understand you better and plan with you. Emotional support will boost your mental health, your well-being and help in overcoming your fears.


This article was first posted on the Fuzu website.

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