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7. Stay Focused

I know it's difficult and easier said than done in the age of the 24/7 news cycle, but do your best to tune out all the negatives. After a while, it just all seems to blend in to the background, and pretty soon you just feel it’s all bad and the tendency to fall into a state of hopelessness increases.

Stay focused. Obviously you should remain aware of the facts regarding the economy, the job market and factors affecting it, but remain focused on your job search even more so.