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If you’re in the middle of a job search, it’s difficult to stay positive. This is especially true if you’ve been turned down a few times.  However, it’s important not to despair because that perfect job opportunity is just around the corner. You just have to refresh your mindset!

Here are three things to keep in mind that will keep you going.

How Can You Stay Positive During Your Job Search?

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Sure, it’s trite, but there’s some truth to this adage. If you take the time and effort to put yourself out there, you will find the right opportunity. And if you don’t panic and take the first halfway-promising job that comes along, your patience will be rewarded with a position that doesn’t just pay the bills, but feeds you soul as well.

Keep Current on Industry Trends

Staying up to date with what’s going on in your field – whether it’s manufacturing, medical, or another industry – serves two purposes. First, it’s a productive use of time that might otherwise be spent worrying about your job search. More importantly, showing a proactive interest in industry trends will help you make a good impression when you do get an interview.

Remember: You’re Not Alone

There are millions of people in the job market. Sometimes, they’re struggling to find opportunities. Other times, they’re being intentionally deliberate about finding the right fit. If you’re mid-job-search, you have plenty of company. Also, however, remember you don’t have to bear the weight of a job search by yourself. Don’t be afraid to turn to your friends or family for encouragement.

ICR is Here for You

Searching for work is a full-time job, but and you don’t have to do it alone. Whether you need help finding the right opportunity, or you’re working on making yourself more marketable, ICR can handle the details. Start by filling out our online application. If we have an opportunity to match your skills and experience, we will contact you to schedule an appointment for our pre-employment process. We’ll help you prepare for your interview and, once you’re hired, we’ll help you get oriented at your new job. Let’s get started!