161. You did not get the job: How to move on and regain focus

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You did not get the job: How to move on and regain focus


Job-hunting is important to your career success. There's enough research to show that changing jobs every three years increases your chance of higher salaries and better opportunities and roles. However, job-hunting can be exhausting and affect your confidence and motivation. Read the blog and listen to this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast to learn how to keep yourself motivated when things don't go your way during a job search.

Job Hunting is vital for your career success. So don't give up when things get tough.

When you're working full time and want a new job, you start your job search feeling very energetic, only to realize how hard it can be. Suddenly, there are not enough days in a week to do ALL the things you want to do. I know this feeling well; it took years of trial and error to learn how to manage work and career advancement simultaneously. 

Also, it took me years to feel comfortable not having a job and using all my time and energy on a range of tasks, which together, like in a complex system, led me to new opportunities. 

If you find yourself in this situation, this episode is for you!


02:41 - Learn more about your talents

06:41 - The importance of knowing where to invest your time and energy during a job search

09:13 - The importance of sleep and rest from job-hunting

10:21 - Failure is not a waste of time

15:42 - Be careful with the voices inside your head

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Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now!


Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert

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