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Feeling Job Search Stress? 7 Things You Can Do This Summer

Posted by Erin Bazinet On Jun 13, 2016, 11:15:14 AM

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Searching for a job is obviously a stressful process, so it’s crucial for you to find ways to reduce that feeling and stay motivated. As the weather continues to get warmer, there will be a number of things you can do to help you reduce that job search stress, especially in the city of Boston. These activities will not only provide a needed break, but will also still encourage you to find a new career opportunity.

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Do something physical

One of the easiest ways to take a break from your job search is by doing some type of physical activity. It can be something as simple as taking a walk or going for a bike ride. Exercise is proven to increase your production of endorphins and improve your mood. So after you’ve updated your resume and applied to a number of jobs, go outside and enjoy that summer weather.

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Do something educational

Just because it’s the summer, doesn’t mean you can’t take a little time to learn something new. There are further benefits of doing something educational in addition to learning a new skill, including become more versatile in your career and even adding abilities to your resume. No matter which industry you are in, employers will want to see that you apply yourself and strive to be better.

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Do some networking

As I’m sure you’re aware by now, networking can only help to advance your overall job search. The summer is a great time for organizations to hold networking or career based events. Use these types of events to your advantage and make new connections in your industry.

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Do something musical

Research has found that there are many benefits to listening to music, including helping to relieve stress and reduce anxiety levels. Music is not only something that can improve our physical health, but it can greatly improve our mental health as well. So while you’re crafting your resume or spending time applying to jobs, be sure to have some of your favorite music on in the background to assist you and make that time more enjoyable.

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Do some cooking

The summer is a great time to try making a new recipe or even taking a cooking class. There are a variety of foods that you can eat to reduce your anxiety which include green leafy vegetables, turkey, blueberries, and yes, even dark chocolate. Try incorporating one or more of these ingredients into your next meal to give your job search more of a boost.

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Do some volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to get outside and help others during the summer season. It’s also another way to show employers that you are dedicated to a specific cause and that you are passionate about something outside of the workplace. You also never know what kind of networking opportunities you may come across at an event or through a connection.

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Do some laughing

Laughing has both short-term and long-term benefits when it comes to relieving stress. A good laugh not only helps to stimulate many organs, but can also improve your immune system. Be sure to remember to take a break for if you’re feeling too stressed during your job search to watch a sitcom episode on Netflix (just one!) or a quick YouTube video.

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As hectic as your job search can become, it’s important to take some time for yourself this summer. As long as you set a schedule and truly commit to it, you will be able to find ways to make your search a little easier and hopefully less stressful.

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