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Work Search Basics Companion: Step 6

Looking for work? The sixth step is to stay positive. Track your progress through Step 6 with this handy guide.

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This is a companion guide to the Work Search Basics article.

The article explains the reason for each step. We recommend that you read the article first. Then, use this guide to track your progress during your work search.

Use these links to go to the other guides in the Work Search Basics Companion series.

Step 1: Prepare for your work search
Step 2: Find job opportunities
Step 3: Create your work search tools
Step 4: Apply for work
Step 5: Ace your interviews
Step 6: Stay positive while you look for work
Step 7: Wrap up your work search

Work Search Basics Companion: Step 6
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You’ve sent out dozens of resumés but haven’t had a single offer. Don’t give up. Check out what you can do to improve the way you look for work.
Looking for work takes time, energy, and commitment. Even with a strong resumé and well-developed work search skills, it may take you more time than you expect to land a job. An upbeat approach helps.
If you change a picture frame, the picture itself can look very different. Try these suggestions to reframe self-defeating thoughts into positive ones.
At some point in our lives we all have stressful times. Support is available from Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health.
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