How to Deal with Job Search Burn Out

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By DestinyEve

Just recently due to the pandemic and vaccine mandate thousands of workers across the country are struggling to find either a job that doesn’t require the vaccine or a remote job that will allow them to work from home. When it comes to job hunting it is a fierce battle that pits one against other’s who are vying for that same position. Everyone has a different skillset and some are more educated than others. It can be frustrating especially when you get your hopes up only to have them dashed. What’s even more frustrating is the constant rejection letters stating that the employer chose to go forward with someone who has more of the qualities they are looking for. You may find yourself asking if you even have what it takes to keep on searching. Perhaps you have put out fifty resumes only to end up with nothing in return. The daunting task of job searching is affecting your sleeping pattern and even your desire to eat. You no longer feel motivated to do anything enjoyable

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because you are too worried about the future. It’s common to go through a period of what’s called “Job Search Burn Out.” You may find it hard to get motivated enough to send out yet another resume while other times you are just too exhausted to even bother looking. It’s normal to go through this period because there are hundreds of others dealing with that same frustration. They too may be finding it hard to submit to another job posting. It is for that reason that one may find these simple tips a big help in achieving one’s goal.

  1. Don’t spend several hours job hunting. Sure you have a routine of checking out several job postings a day on Indeed.com but remember that if you spend too much time in a day you will burn out much quicker.
  2. Look into doing some major networking. Whether it’s connecting with other job seekers or perhaps making connections on Linkedin. It’s always best to connect with other’s who may be able to shed some light on job searching while offering tips.
  3. Look at ways to polish your resume or cover letter. Do you feel like something is holding you back? More importantly, do you feel like you are perhaps not standing out? Then maybe it’s time to have your resume and cover letter polished up a bit. There are many job sites that offer templates and that will also check your resume and offer advice.
  4. Don’t let rejections get you down. I know easier said than done. As someone going through the same battle I too have found this hard. However, experts say that the more positive you remain the better chance you have of finding the right job.
  5. Take breaks and shift your focus. Don’t get so caught up in job searching that you forget to take care of yourself. Make sure you are focusing on your health and other parts of your life. Take up a hobby, spend time with friends and family, go for a walk or pick up a book.
  6. Stay motivated. No matter how many rejections you receive don’t give up. Remind yourself that sometimes it’s a blessing in disguise. Maybe that wasn’t the right job for you. Perhaps the universe is telling you that there is something better in store for you.

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