Researchers at the University of Missouri found evidence that developing and following a plan at the start of your job search, and having positive emotions later in the job search had a significant impact on success.
That is certainly not a surprise! Anecdotally, this is clear, and while they only studied 327 job seekers (between the ages of 20 and 40), it is useful to have some solid findings on the matter!
Readers of my blog already know that “setting goals and creating a plan of action helps job seekers stay more focused and eventually leads to more job interviews” and Â that “positive emotions may help job seekers behave more confidently or cope better with stress, thereby making their search more efficient,” as U.S. News notes!
Here are some links with information to help if you need help to keep a positive attitude and to stay organized:
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