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Dealing With Job Search Burnout

We talk a lot about burnout from the job itself – the strain that working long hours in difficult fields, perhaps with hard-driving supervisors, can take on a person. But we don’t talk that much about job search burnout, or the burnout from the job-searching process itself. Make no mistake: it’s very easy to get burnt out when you’re struggling through the job search.

Here are some quick tips for dealing with job search burnout:

Remember: Your Job is Not Your Worth

Your self-worth should not be predicated on your job, or whether you have one or not. Remembering this will be very helpful when avoiding burnout during your job search. In 2022, the standard 9-5 job and the idea of a “dream job” is dying out. And that, in many ways, is a good thing for our mental health – remind yourself that you are a complete and valuable person no matter where you are in your job search.

Be Intentional

Practice intentionality when it comes to the job search. That can mean different things for different people. Some benefit from setting defined hours that they’ll apply to jobs, then signing off for the day. Others simply need to be intentional about doing something for themselves outside of the job search – meditating, drawing in a sketchbook, taking a walk, or doing other activities that serve you and your well-being.

Take a Break

We’ve all heard the old adage to treat the job search like a job itself. And it’s not bad advice. But if the job hunt is a 9-5 job, then you deserve some PTO. That’s right – taking some time off from the job search in order to recharge your batteries should be a built-in part of the process. Anyone will get burnt out from any activity if it’s all they do. Stepping away from the keyboard, the resumes, and the cover letters is a necessary part of the process, and you shouldn’t feel guilty about it.

Work With A Recruiter

Working with a professional recruiter can accelerate your job search and increase the chances of landing a job you will love. Recruiters can also work with you to help you polish your resume and build interviewing skills. As an added bonus, they often also have information on jobs that haven’t been posted to the public, giving you a unique competitive advantage.

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