Beat the Blue Monday blues.
Today marks Blue Monday, hailed as the most depressing day of the year. As January's third Monday rolls in, the initial excitement of New Year's resolutions might have dwindled, and the eagerly awaited first payday is still a distant reality. It's understandable; Mondays in January can be tough!
Whether you're a jobseeker seeking a motivational boost or a hirer feeling disheartened by recruitment plans, Escape Recruitment has compiled some uplifting tips to help you overcome the Blue Monday blues.
And always remember, whether you're navigating the hiring process or searching for your next opportunity, with our recruiters by your side, you have the resources and expertise to succeed.
Candidate Experience Reflection
Blue Monday serves as a reminder that how a situation makes you feel influences your decisions. Consider your candidate's experience. Are you providing a positive and engaging journey? How do they perceive your team and the opportunity?
Collaboration and Support
You're not alone in the hiring process. Reach out to colleagues, networks, partners, mentors, and recruiters. Collaborate to discover new ideas, solutions, and connections.
If frustration sets in, try something new. Update job descriptions, explore different channels, or host a virtual event. Innovative approaches can yield surprising results.
Acknowledge Your Employer Strengths
Remind yourself of what makes you a great employer. Whether it's your culture, benefits, or commitment to development, make a list of valued aspects. Rediscover the compelling story you have to tell during recruitment.
Hiring can be demanding. Be kind and respectful to yourself. Preserve your mental and physical health amid the challenges.
Reflect and Plan:
Get yourself back on track by taking the opportunity to reflect on your career goals and aspirations. What do you want to achieve this year? How can you make it happen? Write down your action plan and start working on it today.
Community and Support:
Remember that you are not alone in your job search. There are many people who are going through the same challenges and frustrations as you. Reach out to your network, join online communities, and seek support from others who can help you. You may find new opportunities and helpful insights, along the way.
If you feel stuck or discouraged in your job search, try something new. Learn a new skill, update your CV, explore a different industry, or apply for a volunteer position. You never know what doors may open for you when you step out of your comfort zone.
Celebrate your achievements, no matter how big or small. Did you send out a CV, ace an interview, or get a positive feedback? Give yourself a pat on the back and reward yourself with something you enjoy. You are making progress and you should be proud of yourself.
Be kind and compassionate to yourself. Job searching can be stressful and exhausting, but don't let it affect your mental and physical health. Take care of yourself and where you can, be supportive and helpful to other jobseekers who may benefit from your advice or encouragement. Let us help you beat the Blue Monday blues, register your CV, view our latest jobs and sign up for job aler
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