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Beat The Summer Slowdown

Posted by on June 26, 2015 - 1 Comment

5 Ways to Beat the Summer Slow-Down

Summer is typically a time to slow-down when it comes to our day-to-day routines. Its a time where we all like to take a break and rejuvenate after the long Winter months. BUT when you’re on the search for a job, it’s important to keep the momentum because you never know when the perfect job will pop up! Use these 5 tips to beat the summer slow down.

1.  Create a routine

If you don’t already have a routine that you stick to, make one! Sticking to a routine takes the “guesswork” out of your day. If you wake up in the morning with a plan for the day already set, you are much more likely to make good choices and stick to it.

ce093e8ea2bd0be5391e192cc7c6d66f2.  Get Outside

Searching for a job doesn’t have to mean sitting behind your computer screen indoors. Go outside! Walk around your neighborhood and look for “Now Hiring” signs. Drop in and introduce yourself and ask for an application. You may also be able to complete applications while sitting outside at a cafe. That way, you’re enjoying your Summer while being productive at the same time.

3. Find an Employment Specialist

Employment Specialists can help keep you motivated!  Search’s employment team can support by working with you one-on-one to help you prepare and apply for the job you’re looking for. We can then provide you with on-the-job coaching when you start your new job to help you succeed. All you need to qualify for our services is the motivation to work!

4. Set goals

Setting short-term, attainable goals helps you stay motivated. Whether its to complete two applications a day or a week, setting a goal and reaching it feels good and helps keep you motivated to keep going.

5. Reach out to your Network

Find someone in your network who has a job that you would like. Find out as much as you can about how they got their job. Who did they talk to? How did they follow up?  You can even ask them how they stayed motivated for their own job search.

About the Author:

Nicole Heimdal is an experienced Employment Manager who, alongside her team of Employment Specialists and Trainers, aids individuals with developmental disabilities in bettering themselves as they strive to obtain independence through full-time work. If you have a disability-aware topic you’d like Nicole to write about in the future, email your suggestion to:

1 Comment

matthew lachapelle says:
Jul 21, 2015

i went threw it too getting a new job coach and helping you with setting goals. i had a lot of job coach from Pace where i went to school with they had lot of them it was hard for them to pick the right one. I had one she was a great woman to work with when i worked at peraa bread. She took her time to know who i was. She worked very hard with me to set work goals and how i worked on them. Time pass on i got a new job coach, the thing i felt was sad she took her time to work with me on different ways. Now i am at NB i had three job coaches the first one was Erin kelly she is so nice she work with me to get Walmart. Then i had Lena she did the same thing i work with Erin. Now in 2015 i have triisa she is nice person to work with she is all ways happy. the thing you know about me i wish i had the same job coach i had when i work at my peara bread.

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