After your job interview, it is common to start picking apart how you answered the questions and where you think you messed up. Getting your mind off of listening for a call back or a message from the employer can also be a challenge. The next steps you choose can lead to a stronger interview next time or instead keep you stuck.
It can be tempting to give up on trying to interview for your first job or for a better position. Many find themselves blaming others, cursing the economy, or believing they are not good enough for more. Resist those urges to give up on your dreams.
Do not give in to the false idea that you have to work in a job that kills your spark.
The more you can see where you need to improve without beating yourself up, the faster that first or bigger paycheck will be in your bank account. Use a combination of at least two of these stress reducers to keep your mindset and your future success on track.
You deserve more. It is possible to be in a work place you care about and that cares about you.
Most of all, believe in you.
Your turn: Tons of research notes that in America most of the workforce is experiencing an unhealthy level of pressure in their job and do not have much work-life balance. What tips do you have to help others move towards a healthier work situation?