Since there are approximately 14,423 [as of November 2012] unemployed Savannah residents, that means competition is fierce when it comes to looking for a job. It is stressful when you apply for almost every job position you are qualified for; yet, never get a call back. Although it's important to have a job to provide for your family, it's important to not stress out about it. Stress is known "to have a negative impact on [your] personal and professional life." There are ways to keep your cool while job hunting.
- Practice deep breathing. Whenever you start to stress out about not having a job, stop and breathe. Try this: take a deep breath and hold it for 7 seconds, then slowly exhale for 9 seconds.
- Don't give up. If you haven't gotten a call back yet don't let that intimidate you; keep applying for jobs. Out of about 50 major employers in Savannah, at least one will offer you a job.
- Keep your options open. It would be ideal to work in Savannah, but you may have to start looking elsewhere. Be open to jobs in Hinesville, GA; Richmond Hill, GA; Bluffton, SC; and Hardeeville, SC.
- Be positive. Having a positive attitude will reflect in your tone of voice and posture. Many employers want to hire someone who has an overall positive outlook on working, and what the current job requires.