How to Stay Positive Whilst Job Hunting

Arran Williams, November 13, 2018

Job seeking can be challenging, so much so that it can sometimes feel like a job in itself. This can make it hard to remain optimistic and positive during this time. However, it's essential that you do to make sure that your job search goes smoothly.

So, here are our top 7 things that will hopefully help you to stay motivated:

Focus on the end goal

It’s easy to lose sight of what it is you are actually trying to achieve, so having a clear vision in mind and picturing the end goal will help keep you motivated.

Stay healthy

Job seeking can be mentally draining, leaving you feeling exhausted. This is why it’s important to make time to exercise and eat healthy. These things will not only boost your morale but will keep your energy levels higher.


Do not be shy to ask for help. It will not only be beneficial for your job search but it is a great form of flattery to the people you ask. This can be as simple as asking family members and friends for jobs advice and work contacts.

Be around positive people

It can be easy to become a bit of a recluse during your job search so make sure you spend time around your friends and family. This will help to keep you in good spirits.

Get excited

As much as this may sound easier said than done, try and think about the prospect of a new challenge or adventure. Think of how a new job will bring new and exciting prospects to your life.

Exercise your passion

Don’t lose sight of what makes you happy, whether it’s writing or sports or anything else, make sure you keep time for doing what you love.

Don’t give up!

Whatever you do don’t give up. If it ever gets too much take a deep breath, keep calm and carry on.

Trying to stay positive can seem futile and pointless at times especially when you feel as though your job search is moving really slowly.

But it is so important to not let this feeling take over. Remember, future employers will be impressed by the fact that you have persevered and kept on going. This shows them determination and commitment; two excellent traits that can put you above the competition.

So don’t wait around, put these into action by applying for a great opportunity over at today (your future self will thank you later!)

Good luck and happy job hunting.