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Academic Search Engine Knobull Finds Ways To Overcome Career Stagnation
The potential for feeling isolated and alone is perhaps the greatest roadblock any success-seeker can face. Getting out and about as much as possible is critical to your success. Moreover, since networking is the most direct route to career success, joining a professional association or study group and being around people who have gone through a similar situation will go a long way to lesson any feelings of isolation you may be experiencing.
Think of friends you can turn to for a pep talk or, if necessary, a shoulder to cry on.
Another way to reduce stress is to complete a project where you will see a tangible result: cleaning out a drawer, finishing a personal project or hanging shelves in the extra room.
Take some time away, perhaps a weekend or a bit longer, you might plan to do so during your search.
If you lack certain skills, take a interesting class. Your school, online classes, and community centers offer classes. You will not only gain the necessary knowledge (you can add this to your resume), you will also be able to network with your fellow students and the instructor.
Although achieving career success can certainly be filled with frustrations and setbacks, there are a number of actions you can take to help you overcome education set backs and job search blues. Realize that you have already conquered a lifetime of challenges and have gained from the experience.
Bentley concluded, "So buckle down, take action and--most of all--present yourself from a position of strength. After all, becoming a seasoned professional with confidence and a can-do attitude is awfully hard to beat!"