Stress can make you do things against your nature and make decisions you will regret. Don't let it affect your job search.
Don't let stress control you.
It can happen when you least expect it and ill afford it. Stress is far more complex than taking simple steps though. Some people spend years trying to deal with their stress, learning yoga and other techniques to make things easier.
What can you do ahead of time however? Are there things you can do so stress never has a chance to affect your job search?
1. Take Time
One of the biggest issues that people have is time management. When you're searching for a job, it seems like there's never enough time to get the resumes out or make your cover letter right. Try establishing a time every day to get your resumes prepared. This may be accomplished by having your partner take the kids to the park or maybe your neighbour can help for an hour or so.
2. Reduce Noise
ReStart is a perfect place to get your resumes ready. Our resources help you focus on your goals without the distractions at home.
Get into the habit of focusing on the task at hand. When you finish one thing, go to the next so the last project or scraped knee doesn't cloud your thoughts.
Stress is no one's friend and when you're looking for a job, you don't want the added affects compromising your chances of getting the best job that's available. Being proactive with your job search however will allow you to reduce the effects of stress so you can deal with one crisis at a time.