Self Confidence And Unemployment
Losing a job can be a confusing personal experience. You may begin to doubt your sense of self and your abilities, resulting in depression and lack of motivation. Losing self confidence can set off a vicious cycle that can sabotage your hunt for a new job. Keeping your confidence level high will not only help you maintain a positive mentality that keeps you motivated, but will also carry over into your job search and how interviewers perceive you during the job hunting process. A good attitude also keeps your family reassured and confident that this temporary setback is just that: temporary. If you can remain positive, they can be positive too and support you in times when you are feeling discouraged about the job hunting process.
One way to keep your confidence level high is to maintain that attitiude if something is not so, it is a good possibility. In other words, you may be playing an adult version of make-believe, but doing so can give you the image you need to make make-believe reality. Faking a positive attitude will affect others, whose positive response will truly pick you up to the level your confidence needs to be on. Acting the way you want things to be will make the situation a reality.
Don't neglect your support system. While you do not have to spend the majority of your day venting your frustrations to the world, having a few trusted people that you can speak to about your discouragement and frustrations is important. Try to limit how long and make it infrequent, but the truth to this idea is that you will feel better once you have expelled from your brain the matters that your mind is focusing on. And two minds are better than one: what you may think is a stumbling block that cannot be overcame, might be easy for a friend to figure out the perfect solution to. Feedback from others may help you in your job search. If talking to other is something difficult for you or you think no one will understand, even a journal can be an option. Any outlet that lets you express your true feelings will ease the distress and let you heal over your job loss, speeding up the process to finding a new job.
Make looking for a new job a job. That means revising your resume and dedicating a set amount of time each day to the job search process. Revising your resume may remind you of accomplishments you had forgotten and boost your sense of self-worth. You did great things in the past and you will be doing more great things in the future. Use this time as a period of self-exploration, maybe taking up a hobby you had always contemplated or studying something new that you previously had no time for. Regardless, recognise that the job you lost was a component of who you were but not everything that you were. You are still the same person, and can do anything you want to.