Looking for a job is the hardest job there is.

Masiello Employment works with you to ensure your job search is as quick as possible, but good things take time, especially finding a good job.

There are ways you can help, of course, from preparing a strong resume to sending a thank you note after an interview—but the most important of all might be keeping a positive attitude. That is not always easy to do, so we rounded up a few favorite tips for achieving positivity:

1. Work Your Job Search

Consider Monday through Friday your finding-work week. Wake up early, get dressed for the day, and get busy finding a job: taking an online course to bolster your work experience, sending emails to friends to request leads for jobs, reformatting your resume, or making new contacts. Break for lunch and stop around 5:00. Enjoy your weekends and take vacations as needed, but stay busy and engaged enough that you do not fall into the I-haven’t-showered-in-days doldrums.

2. Never Forget: You are Not Alone

Most everyone knows what it is like to search for a job. Instead of feeling like you are the only one going through it, reach out to friends and family members and talk to them honestly about your job search. Let them know you are open to advice, but that primarily you need to talk and you need them to listen.

3. Play Music That Makes You Happy

You know that uplifting feeling when a favorite song suddenly starts to play on the radio? Music has the unique ability to change your mood instantaneously. So fill your space with smile-inducing songs, either by playing music from favorite artists or creating a happy playlist you listen to often and keep on repeat.

4. Be Thankful for All That is Right in Your Life

When you’re searching for a job, it is easy to focus on what you do not have—switch things up by focusing, instead, on all the things that you have in your life right now (great friends, loving family, loyal dog, good health). Take time to be thankful for each one.

We hope you are already feeling more positive about your life, and your job search. Remember, Masiello Employment will help you find that perfect job. Our recruiting team is here for a free consultation; just give us a call.