Social Anxiety and Avoidance In the Job Search

Our feelings can influence our actions and engagement with our our search, impacting how we approach or avoid certain situations. Approach motivation is when we want to achieve a positive outcomes, like a good job. Avoidance motivation is when we want to avoid negative outcomes, like getting rejected or ghosted.

The Intention-Action Gap Infographic

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The Intention-Action Gap represents the disconnect between what we want to do and what actually ends up happening. For example, we might create a plan for healthy eating but not follow it. While it’s a common challenge in the job search, it can cause our job hunt to grind to a halt.

The Intention-Action Gap

Often, there’s a disconnect between what we intend to do and what actually happens. We might want to go to the gym but opt to stay in bed or plan to improve our diet but never get to it. Not following through on our intentions can be the difference between a great idea and a great execution, keeping us from achieving our goals in the job search.

System 1 and System 2 Thinking Infographic

System 1 and 2 represent our two different way of thinking about things. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of both systems can help you make a practical plan for tackling your job search.

System 1 and System 2 Thinking

‘System 1’ and ‘System 2’ represent our two ways of thinking about things. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and sometimes impulsive. We use it when we respond to familiar stimuli and situations- like riding a bike or tying shoelaces. System 2 is slower and requires more effort and logic. We use System 2 when navigating complex or unknown situations- like looking for a friend in the crowd or parking in a tight space.

The Fogg B=MAP behavior model

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The Fogg B=MAP behavior model helps us understand why we sometimes do things and other times don’t- even if we want to.

How to use B=MAP to simplify your job search when you’re feeling overwhelmed

For many of us, the best way to improve job search outcomes is to meet goals consistently while keeping up with deadlines. But our fluctuating motivation and skill levels can stop us from actioning more difficult items on our to-do list. If you’re beginning your hunt and want to getting things done, we’ll teach you how the B=MAP behaviour model can simplify your job search.

5 powerful ways to deal with job search depression

Infographic outlining 5 powerful ways to deal with job search depression. Details of infographic listed below.

Job search depression is a huge emotional challenge that comes with job loss and a prolonged search. The conventional wisdom says positivity and high motivation are the keys to success, so it’s easy to blame yourself when you can’t sustain that. It’s important to understand that motivation fluctuates, moods shift, and situations change. Accepting and learning to deal with your depression is the most practical and beneficial approach- and it will improve your job search outcomes.

5 ways to deal with job search depression

Losing a job can be a very transformative experience. Job loss can motivate and stimulate us when we think of it as a new beginning and that a better opportunity isn’t far away. We don’t realize that looking for a new job is often a longer process. Studies show that we’ll likely lose motivation and experience job search depression if our search takes longer than ten to twelve weeks.

Job search self-efficacy infographic

Infographic outlining the benefits of job search self-efficacy to find a job. Details of infographic listed below.

Increasing your job search self-efficacy (JSSE) is a great way to improve your opportunities and job search outcomes. Whether we notice it or not, our self-perceptions actively influence our performance. If we believe in our capabilities, we’re more likely to achieve our job search goals and improve our wellness.