For many people who are between jobs, finding a new job is a necessity and not an option. At the same time, people are often demoralized after losing a job. It can be very scary and hard to look for a new job when you feel sad, angry or unhappy about being released from your previous job. If this is the situation you are facing, you may have to play some psychological games with yourself. By this I mean you may have to do some strange things like making the job search a game or an adventure. For example, try one or more of these ideas:
- pick three days in one week and see which day is the best day for finding a job
- predict which day will be the day you complete the most applications
- try to guess the most telephone contacts you can have in one day with potential employers
- roll a die to determine how many different versions of your resume you will create
It is magnificent to find a way to be get things done when inspiration is far away. There are some things we do because we have to do them, whether we want to or not. There are other things that we can only do if we have been inspired to do them. When we are inspired to do a task, some amazing results can be produced. However, there are times when inspiration is so far away, it might as well be on another planet. When inspiration is needed, but is nowhere to be found, you must find a way to suck it up and pull something out of your hat and get things done.