8. Don’t sit at your computer for more than a couple of hours at a time. Don’t talk yourself into the false belief that filling out lots of online job applications will get you a new job faster. Activities that give you time and space to reflect are much more high-impact than another hour of clerical work—activities like walking, cycling, dancing, painting, reading or listening to your favorite tunes!
9. Spend as much time as possible with people who build you up, and as little time as possible with people who bring you down. If you’re working with a recruiter (or more than one) in your job search, be choosy. Follow the energy! Uplifting people deserve your time and attention—people who deflate you do not.
10. Finally, remember that you are powerful, brilliant and talented when you’re working and when you’re not working. You don’t need a business card or a job title to be significant. The minute it hits you that you have already accomplished a great deal on this planet and have much more to contribute, other people (including hiring managers) will see your flame, too!
This article originally appeared in the spring 2017 issue of HONORS Magazine and has been updated with links to additional resources.
Liz Ryan is the CEO and Founder of Human Workplace, a publishing and consulting firm whose mission is to reinvent work for people.