There’s nothing more defeating than receiving “no” after “no” in your job search. After countless hours and dozens of applications, another rejection can be frustrating and downright despairing. According to Indeed.com, it takes job-seekers an average of nine weeks to land a job. Below are some tips and resources to help you combat job search fatigue during the process.
While searching for a job and filling out applications can seem like an endless mountain to climb, there are a few strategies you can practice in order to build resilience throughout the job search. Check out the video below for five tips on building resilience.
Avoiding Burnout and Self-Care
Taking a break to avoid burnout during the job search process is essential. Setting a limit for time spent each day on applications or periodically doing something fun are great ways to prevent burnout. If you are feeling completely overwhelmed, a little self-care can go a long way. Take some time off, do something you enjoy and, if needed, don’t be afraid to ask for help from the Career Center.
Integrating a Prayer Routine
For some, creating a routine can be a great way to stay organized and disciplined during the job search. Before you begin, take a deep breath and try to understand where your stress is coming from. Take some time to offer up your anxieties to the Lord and invite him into the process. While planning and preparation are essential, God is the one guiding our steps at the end of the day. If you’re looking for a place to start, here is a simple and focused prayer for any phase of your job search from career coach and blogger Sonia H. Cameron.
As always, the Career Center is here for you. If you need additional help and encouragement in your job search process, schedule an appointment through Handshake.
Kelsey Jimenez is the Career Specialist for the School of Science, Technology & Health.