Positive Ways to Job Search!

job searchIt is almost a little funny that of all people I am writing this post about job searching. Truthfully, I do not know if I am causing myself stress or if subconsciously stress is making me feel awful, but something is definitely going on. What I can say is I am going to make changes and actually listen to my own advice for once in my life!

Obviously looking for a new job can be a little stressful and quite exhausting, but that is only if we let it (which I tend to do).  All of us are in complete control of our reactions to all situations, but this can be easy to forget.

Y’all already know before my husband and I relocated I searched endlessly for a job-photo-1024x749 (1)job because I knew insurance was a MUST for me. Living in the United States, insurance is very costly, but at the same time needed because doctor’s appointments and medication is crazy expensive either way. I made this situation extremely stressful for no reason at all and it didn’t help matters. The right job was going to happen or it wasn’t going to and NO amount of stress was going to change the outcome.

images (6)As y’all know once again I am back in the job search situation. This time around was very much unexpected and caused me massive fear for a week or so, okay so I do still have the feeling of fear but I think it’s just getting a little better. It isn’t necessarily the finding a job part that worries me, it’s living with a chronic illness without insurance that terrifies me. I do know that getting overly upset won’t help me find a job any faster, but will end up causing me health issues I can’t afford at the moment.

I would like to share with y’all my new approach to job hunting with the least amount ofjob search low stress stress humanly possible. Hopefully I can stick with this though! This is just my opinion and has so far been helping me! Y’all might have a different approach that has worked for you and if you do, please share this with me. I really can use all the help I can get!!

The steps I am taking are as followed:

  1. I think this is the most important step to job searching with least amount of stress.

breathTake a deep breath and relax. If the job search was unexpected, as it was for me, it can be very emotional and time does ease the pain. Letting our emotions get in the way will only hinder success.

  1. Think about what job interests you and pursue it!

It is important to decide if you want to take this opportunity to make a career change or if you enjoyed what you had been doing and want to stay in that field. Take time with this decision because rushing into something can have you making unnecessary mistakes.

  1. Update your resume!update resume

Take time to review your current resume and modify when necessary. You might want to add new accomplishments or skills or you might want to add additional education you received. Now it the perfect time to do this!

  1. Create a cover letter.

images (7)Your cover letter needs to basically introduce and sell yourself to a potential employer. This should also be modified for each position you apply for, so you can base the content on skills required for the new job.

  1. Start your search!

Take time and utilize job search websites like Indeed, Linkedin, CareerBuilder, job.com and simplyhired.com. Honestly, even though there are many websites dedicated to people images (8)searching for a job, I am only way too familiar with Indeed and Linkendin. On the ones I have been on a lot, you can sign up to be email jobs that might be what you are looking for.

You may have noticed something common in each step and that is take time! Taking your time is only so you can find what you are looking for because the job you want is out there! After going through all these steps, all you can do is wait for a phone call or an email. I think waiting is the absolute hardest thing to do because I always want immediate results.  Definitely apply for numerous jobs because putting all your eggs in one basket is never beneficial. In time, you will get a call for an interview and at that point just be yourself! After any interview I go on, I always send a thank you email to the person I interviewed with, they seem to like that! It sets a relax-300good imagine and they will remember you when they are making their final decision.

Thank you for visiting today and I do hope this was helpful information. Of course I am looking forward to your responses and I am sure you have great ideas about looking for jobs with low stress! I hope your week is going well so far and definitely hope you are feeling well. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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41 thoughts on “Positive Ways to Job Search!

  1. Oh Alyssa I can’t even begin to imagine the thought of going to work with a chronic illness. I have Chiari and honestly don’t think I’d be able to work. My body, my brain, just isn’t what it was before my diagnosis and multiple surgeries.
    Have you read my post
    http://momlifewithchiari.com/2019/02/26/actress-selma-blair-and-her-ms-diagnosis/
    Thanks for sharing your thought process on returning to work. And wish you much strength and patience in your search.
    Many hugs! -Ana

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    • Thank you Ana! It can get difficult working with an illness, but I do not have much of a choice. I need insurance in case anything to awful happens. I am always up front with whoever I work for that I have MS. Some people are understanding, but there’s always too many that are mean and ignorant!
      I feel like I did read your post, but please forgive me I can’t remember 100%, but I double check! Selma Blair will do great things and help raise awareness. Isn’t it sad that it often takes famous people to get others to pay attention?
      I appreciate your kind words Ana! All things with my previous job went downhill so fast leaving me still hurt and angry, but I am trying my best to pick myself back up. I hope something will go my way soon! Again, thank you for your support ♡ and I hope you are doing well!

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      • Not to get to personal and I’m not sure where you live, but perhaps you should try applying for disability. And get your health insurance through there. Also, speak with the doctor that’s monitoring your MS, they can also help sometimes in you getting your disability approved.
        Yes, unfortunate but true, after Selma did the interview, there was an open discussion about MS. I believe it wouldn’t have happened had she not come forward. Thank God she did though. 😊🙏🏽

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      • No worries at all! I live in South Carolina, but haven’t attempted to apply for disability yet. I don’t think my current doctor would think I need to be on disability yet because I do manage well at the moment. It might be something I will do in the future though. It is sad how many do not want to know about MS and if it isn’t forced they will ignore it. I am glad Selma had the courage for this!

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      • The process is a bit long and daunting. And some doctors will think you’re ‘ok’ while others won’t. Ugh! It’s just like that, I’ve ran into them. But! My current Neuro advised I fight the system as he believes I am not physically able to hold down a job. And I’ll tell you something, even the doctors that disability uses didn’t know what in the good Lords name Chiari was! It was insane!
        I’d say to give it a try! There’s nothing to lose.
        I’m glad you are managing your MS, but that’s not to say that you can hold down a job. I don’t know. 😌

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      • Doctor’s tend to be egomaniacs! If you play into their egos, things go much better! I call this fake it til you make it;)! I am sorry for what you deal with in life, but I find you incredible!
        I don’t like to admit this, but I know there will come a day I won’t be able to work. Until this days comes, I will do what I can ♡

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      • Thank you. Yes, I know what you mean about the doctors.
        Reality is sometimes hard to come to terms with. But I also think that when we arrive to a place where we’re at peace with our diagnosis/situation, we’re more accepting of it. It’s tough though, very!

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      • It is terrible how horrible the behavior of doctors can be. I think they feel superior to everyone else, including their patients.
        Reality is definitely not easy, but acceptance is important. Currently I do not have a choice but to work because my husband is out of work for other reasons. I try to force myself to believe everything will work out the way it is supposed to. I hope you had a nice day and really hope your weekend is great!!

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      • Yes, not all, but most will feel superior to those around them, I agree. I’ve even had to leave to seek after other doctors because of their egos.
        Oh Alyssa, I’ll be praying for you. Believe you will find something, even if for a short while until your husband can seek employment as well. Courage! It’ll happen in due time. 🙂
        Thank you, likewise. Hope you get some rest in.

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      • Thank you so much for your amazing comment! You are right, some doctors are good and they legit care. I kinda think the older generation thinks and care a lot more. I try every day to convince myself that everything is going to be okay and everything happens for a reason. You are pretty darn incredible ♡

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      • Yes. I agree. At the very beginning, after my first surgery, I went with it all, almost numb. I went with the motion, it was all surreal.
        And then when I realized I was asking, why me, I replied, why not?! It’s a slow process but I’m so thankful to be at a place now, where I can see that the diagnosis has put the brakes in my life. To live in the moment, to breathe, to try not to stress, etc. Puts things into perspective. 😊🙏🏽

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  2. Great tips! I am in a similar position after being made redundant from a job I was at for 8 years. Im used to being on the “interviewing” side so to switch roles gives me a little anxiety.
    I’m sure something will pop up soon! Good luck 💛

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  3. Yep, job hunting is pain. The uncertainty of when or whether you’ll find one can wind you around and around. I know this pretty well, lol. It’s funny that at a time I was searching (before I got my current job), I stressed big time. I ended up with no job. But as soon as I decided to let go of the stress and believe that I’d get a new job soon and be ok in the mean time I got my current gig. I’m planning to use this technique again as I am starting to look for another job. I think letting go causes more confidence and somehow, things just come to us when we believe they can.

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  4. Great information. That thank you note is a great idea! I interviewed possibly 25 people as my position as a director called for, I would’ve loved a thank you note. The more stressed you are, doesn’t help you in an interview nor does desperation. I’m considering wether I want to see you practically daily. Be confident, take direction, have an opinion and be open to learning. Let me know you want the job! Best of luck Alyssa. (Review the medical insurance policy for that company before you accept.) It is down right frightening having a chronic illness in the USA, it can bankrupt you in the blink of an eye. ~k.

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    • Thank you! I have always believed sending a thank you note is important and helpful! I always go into interviews calm with confidence, I might feel nervous on the way to the interview but leave it in the car! I do always act myself and if they don’t like it, the job isn’t meant to be!
      It is crazy how right you are, living with a chronic illness can bankrupt us easily and no one really cares!

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