Created on 8 September 2020

The harsh truth about job hunting right now!

Being unemployed right now is difficult with such a competitive job market due to fewer jobs and a high number of applicants – it’s often difficult to keep motivated.
Working with participants to build their resilience is one of the most important things we can do at this stage. Some may find that they are losing hope, but at HeadsUp we will help keep you motivated reminding you of the reasons why finding work really is beneficial for so many reasons.

Some of these are:
 Contributing to a workforce improves your self-esteem and self-worth
 Once you get in to work you get to meet new people and even make friends
 learning new skills has a positive impact on your mental wellbeing, a new job is the perfect way to learn new skills and develop existing ones
 You may not get the ‘job of your dreams’ right now but think of your next job as a steppingstone, learn new skills and then move on to your ‘dream job’ when you are ready
 Being employed is good for your mental wellbeing in general, due to; feeling included, having a routine, giving you self-worth, teaching new skills, as well as lots of other things
 Money is a great motivator for most, work out how much better off you will be once you get back into paid employment and what you could buy to treat yourself on your first pay day
 You can be your biggest motivation! You have more to give than you realise, an employer would be lucky to have you, you have a lot to give and skills that will benefit a place of work

These are only some of the reasons not to give up and keep resilient, keep searching for roles and applying and once you get the role that suites you, you’ll be glad you did!


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