How to Feel Like Starting your Job Search

It’s normal to feel miserable after being told your job was outsourced and you are being let go. But you won’t feel like starting a job search while experiencing that sense of misery. So your task is to feel better. I know what you’re thinking: “That’s easier said than done, Randy!”

So here’s what you can do in order to feel better about your situation. Ask yourself this question: “What do I need to change in order to feel better?” The answer for many job hunters I’ve coached was to change their feelings. When you understand that the feelings of working at your job campaign are more pleasant than doing nothing about it, you’ll be motivated to start a job search.

So associate pleasure with beginning your search, and pain by not beginning. If you feel miserable now, chill out for a minute and imagine how you would feel if you had some job prospects. You would feel much better, wouldn’t you? Now place all of your energy behind your goal of getting work.

What you do today determins how you’ll feel tomorrow. Other than changing your feelings about starting a job search, there are other methods you can also use in order to feel better. What methods have you found helpful? We would love to read your comments.

Copyright © 2015 by Ransom Place

About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.