Be prepared for not securing the right job for the next six months.
This is what my mentor said in 2015 when I called him to update him that I lost my job.
I ignored what he said. Why should I do that? Look at me; the world would jump and hire me, I thought.
Despite being in HR, I forgot that the process takes it's time, just because I need it urgently wouldn't change things for the companies.
After the first two months of near-zero movements, I went back to him. He repeated his point, "Ketan, two months have gone, be prepared for four more months now."
It was not easy, but I accepted it, here is what happened.
My self created a pressure of having a job in a month was gone.
My thought process improved; from spending 10 hours every day on the job application, I created my daily plan, a balanced one. Carved out time for job application, family, health, reading, researching, networking, relationships.
Worked on a business idea, met people.
Got my financial roadmap for the next four months in the place.
I was in control of my life.
I was not desperate in interviews.
I was very much myself in the discussions.
Fortunately, two months down the line got an exciting opportunity and took that up.