Managing the Emotional Roller Coaster of Job Search: Staying Motivated

businessman-running-up-chartJob search for most people is tough and twists the emotions of even the most steadfast executives. It’s been said that people experience emotions similar to death after losing a job or while in career transition: Shock, denial, guilt, anger, and depression. If we just address the first emotion of shock or disbelief, we know that it often leaves people feeling numb and unmotivated, unable to move forward with a job search.

Here are seven SECRETS to re-motivate yourself—or remain motivated—and get back on track:

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Louise Garver

Louise Garver

Louise Garver, part of ExecuNet's team of Coaches and Career Strategists, is a career industry expert for executives, has a successful 30-year history as an Executive Coach, Resume Writer, Branding and Job Search Strategist, with recruitment and corporate management experience along with 13 career-related certifications, a master's degree and post-graduate certification in career counseling. Executives work with her to capture their brand message and clearly, consistently and effectively communicate it in their career documents and communications. Louise is co-author of Win Interviews! The New Must-Have Game Plan and her work is featured in over 20 career publications.

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