Monday, November 2, 2009

Keeping Up Job Hunting Momentum

For me, one of the hardest things about being unemployed for so long is that I become so discouraged that I don't feel motivated to apply for jobs. Recently, my husband has been helping me by writing first drafts of cover letters for me and it's made a world of difference.

I have four versions of my resume that I can pull up, depending on the particular job I'm applying for, so that part is easy. I customize each cover letter though, so that becomes very time consuming and I have a hard time thinking of my positive attributes and skills. Because Chuk isn't carrying all the emotional baggage I am, he is able to write cover letters for me quickly and with a fresh perspective.

I still do all the job hunting stuff and edit the draft of his cover letter for accuracy and style, but the process is so much easier now. In the last few weeks, I've applied for more jobs than I have in the last couple of months.

If you're having a hard time staying motivated to look for a job, engaging a partner has worked for me.

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