5 Ways to deal with job search stress?

Job search in India can especially be very stress-inducing. Almost all jobs you see on a portal like LinkedIn have more than 200 applicants.

When the numbers are displayed like that, it makes stress about your chances of getting a job. The competition to get a job in India is as real as it gets. The candidates to available jobs ratio is far from being balanced, so it is natural for a candidate on a job search to feel stressed. If you are reading this article, we want to start off by saying all the best, and we are certain that things will become better for you very soon. Following are some additional tips that can help you in managing this stress:

It takes time

While there are people around you who will tell you about how quickly they got a job, there is a majority of people who can also vouch for the other argument. It is not easy, recruitment in companies takes time. There are business decisions made over the available positions, cost allocation for those open positions, rounds of interviews, etc. While you see it as a lot of time, from the companies perspective it is a simple investment they are making to assure they hire the right person for the job. Any company interviews a number of candidates before finalizing the one, If your interview happened in the 1st phase of the interview it is bound to be a long wait for you before you hear anything from the company. The best way to use this time is to keep applying elsewhere, which brings us to point number 2.

Be organized

Organize the data of all of the jobs you have applied for, what out of those are looking to be potentially more promising, what levels of interviews have you done with which company, which out of these companies are you most keen to work for. Maintaining a spreadsheet of this data can guide you with your follow-ups. Often candidates forget to follow up on a job interview, it may not always be the answer you want to hear, but mostly you will be explained why your candidature didn’t go further which can help you improve for the next one.

You are not alone in this

While everyone around you may have a steady job, there are plenty of people fighting this exact same battle with you. Finding a job in India is not an easy task, there are way too many candidates for any available job. On one hand, it creates competition but on the other hand, it also tells you that your struggle is the struggle for many, and that’s comforting to know. ‘You are not alone’ is what we want to hear in our days of struggle and with job hunt especially you are not alone.

Positive self-talk

While people around you will motivate you it can become unpleasant to hear it from outside sources all the time. It is important that you take some time and talk to yourself in a positive way. We often tell ourselves about the worse outcomes of things, but it is equally important to run a check on ourselves and correct the negative talk. It is very important that we tell ourselves that we are trying and things will become better.

Seek help

Shrofile identifies the level of stress one can feel while being on a job search. While we do recommend you try the 4 things mentioned above, but if you think that it isn’t helping please reach out for help. The stigma related to mental health is the last thing to deal with when you are already dealing with stress. Therapists will tell you how common this topic for stress is. There is no shame in helping yourself, so we highly recommend you seek some professional help and not isolate yourself with stress.

These are 5 things you can do to tackle stress related to the job hunt, we hope you find the right job you are looking for, and in the meanwhile allow us to help you find a job. Feel free to reach out to us by clicking on the contact us button and let us know your qualifications and the job you are looking for. We are a team of experienced HR professionals with national and international company tie-ups, also backed by the latest technological tools, so try us out too!

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