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Job Anxiety: 7 Steps That Helped Me Land a Job


Looking for a job is no easy task: whether it’s an internship or a full-time position, the whole process is energy—and time—consuming. So it’s no wonder you might feel anxious before you even begin your job search.


Personally, I’ve been in that position many times, both earlier in my life and now. I’ve compiled a list of 7 steps that helped me destress and land a good job, and I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me!


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1. Get in the right mindset


Don't undervalue this one because mindset and attitude are the basis of every successful job search.


If you’re not fully motivated, why the hell should someone hire you?


I found myself in this position in high school when I was applying to summer jobs. After being rejected numerous times, I realized that I wanted none of the jobs I had applied to and lacked the right mindset.


You have to be fully committed and invested when you look for a job. If this is your first full-time position, it's a good idea to make the job search a job itself.

Even if it’s only a one-month internship, you have to do your research, work on your résumé and cover letter, and be original.

2. Know where to start


Assuming that you’re motivated to learn new skills and land a job, you should come up with a plan and stick to it. More specifically:


- Know what websites to search (if you don't, make sure you search for the right keywords on search engines)

- Spend some time on your résumé to make it neat and graphically appealing (or not boring at least)

- Work on your cover letter (this one is key)