5 Ways to Stay Career Motivated

 Write down your goals 

Having your goals written down dramatically improves the chance of them getting accomplished. Whether this means creating a career mood board with goals in the form of visual graphics or a list on a sticky note posted on your desk – seeing what you want to manifest in your career will render great benefits. 

Seek advice from other professionals 

Call a trusted friend or acquaintance that has a job that piques your interest or works for a company that you admire. Even just a thirty minute phone call to ask them about their experience and their job process will give you a peace of mind that others too were in your exact place just a few years ago. They might even be able to give you some tips on next steps or general advice.

Learn to accept rejection 

Those “thanks for trying, but sorry we aren’t extending you an offer” emails or phone calls really suck. It’s never easy to get rejected, especially when starting a new career. However, it’s a natural part of the process, not everyone is perfect and not every job is going to be perfect for you! Learn to accept rejection rather than dwell on it and use it as a catalyst to keep you motivated to open up new doors and opportunities. 

Work smarter, not harder 

A lot of the reasons why students become less motivated during a job or internship search is because they get burnt out really fast. The process to get a job is long and can often take a few months, it’ll never be an overnight journey. If you have been applying and interviewing like crazy and aren’t seeing anything materialize, I would suggest refocusing your search and putting a lot of attention to a handful of opportunities that you would really love. WIth quality over quantity you will surely be able to land a job soon.

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani