4 Tips to Beat Job Search Burnout

BurnoutA long stretch of looking for a job can make you feel burned out. When this happens, you can find yourself on the verge of abandoning your search altogether.

It’s not unusual for a job seeker to feel burnout after searching for a long time without finding a job. You need to continue to find ways to keep yourself motivated, and here are some ideas to do just that:

Find time for your hobbies

Burnout exists for a reason – it’s a prolonged feeling of frustration from a lack of results. Finding time to do the hobbies that you’re good at can give a good motivational boost. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose; just the feeling of excitement and adrenaline could be enough to give you a boost.

Easy-to-achieve goals

Finding a job is a big task; it’s something that can take a long time before you achieve it. Before you get a job, there will be challenges along the way, and it may be hard to find motivation because of these challenges. This is why you should set small goals that you can achieve daily, weekly, and monthly. By doing this, you can give yourself a motivational boost, knowing that you are accomplishing things.        

Hang out with friends

Being unemployed is not something you want for yourself or your friends, but you also needn’t be ashamed of your situation. Being with friends can help you release some of the stress you feel from not getting results. It can also give you more eyes and ears to help you be on the lookout for more job opportunities.

Be your own critic

Not everyone welcomes criticism; there are many people who don’t like being criticized. If you are one of those people, the best way for you to get feedback for your resume is to be your own critic. Try to be objective with your resume, and update it accordingly.

Live a healthy lifestyle

The job search is stressful, but you will need to resist life’s temptations in order to keep your body healthy. All will be in vain if you can’t come to an interview or go to work because you’re sick. Keeping your body healthy is part of the job because your body won’t function as efficiently otherwise.

It’s okay to feel burned out in your job search. The important thing is not to give up. There are a lot of ways to keep yourself motivated; you just need to be persistent. Eventually, your persistence will pay off and you will get that job.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.