Hunter Davidson
about 3 years ago
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How do you "turn off"?

The problem with job searching is I almost feel like I should be doing it all the time. If I'm not actively looking for jobs I'll be scrolling through listings online or looking over my resume. If I do anything else with my leisure time, I feel like I'm slacking off from finding a job. My girlfriend thinks I need to relax and if I'm honest I would like to be able to relax for a bit without feeling guilty. Does anyone else have this problem? How do you set aside time to just relax while doing a job search without feeling anxious?

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Andrinette Watson
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I do the same thing it hard for me to relax know I don't have a income coming in

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Cecile Bower
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Don't put in more than 2- hours per day searching and applying to jobs online because most of the 'good' jobs are not found on job postings. Surrounding yourself with positive people and environments is what will lead to a job referral that will lead to a legitimate career opportunity.

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Syed Rizvi
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What hsstob done

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Delisa Hall
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Its easy for me cuz when I know ive done my best and I'm not deceiving myself, it makes it easier to relax. There's only so much one can do! Women are always there to tell their men when he's not doing right right? Then use your girl as the gage monitor to help u relax. If she is satisfied with what you've done trust her( we know women will speak) and relax with her!

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Cherie Jacobs
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Like Nike jyst do ir. One has to set aside time because if not you can become stressed which leads to major health problems.

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Sue Christopher
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Relaxation techniques are very helpful. You must be as relaxed as possible so the answers inside you come to the surface. It's the connection to your Higher Power that leads you to the right answers, right choices. Put phone and computer away. Listen to music, go for long walks in the woods. If U R angry, play some type of sport using arm muscles like tennis or racquetball. Treat your jobhunting like a job -- because it is! Set boundaries -- what times UR on duty, checking joblistings etc. Then schedule your "downtime" that' s just for you. Make sure it includes quiet time away from noise so U can de-stress. You'll be more effective in your search if rested, relaxed and clear-minded!

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sherina derobertis
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Totally, because for me I feel like looking for a job has become a full-time job. I'm just not getting paid for doing it. Yes, I feel incredibly guilty even if I take one day off from it. At least I'm not alone!

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Try unemployed with about $20 or less in your bank account and nothing else. No, I did not apply for government assistance though I was beyond qualified to do so, burnt through my meager savings to live. Talk about stressful fun. There is nothing wrong with receiving help if you so choose or feel you need it, it is just not my choice to go that route. Not to drag religion into it or anything of that nature but I find that mediation and just simple prayer to help you find the right employer in a timely manner helps. I've recently just gotten employed somewhere so I am OK for now. I've been fortunate all my life that I may not have had as much as many others out there but I have never been without to this day, things have worked out. They will also work out for you, just have a bit of patience and faith in what you don't know, which is not easy to do. Yes take your GF advice and relax just a bit that may in itself help for you to attract that particular job that you need and want because you are happier and not so stressed out. Try something company specific to your line of work and call the company directly and see if you can either send an application by email or see if there is any way you can drop off an application in person. Do they have an open house, meet and greet anything where you can get to an HR person or owner. I pretty much went industry-specific called the company and asked if the posted position was still open. These days just because it is posted does not mean there is actually a job with the company. They just happened to have an open house 2 days later that I was invited to and I was interviewed on the spot, after the interview I was asked to come back the following day and got hired on the Friday of that week. Guilt does not help to find a job and it makes things a lot worse. Apply for jobs and let go, as there is no one hounding you to spend 8 hours a day to find work and at that rate, you would burn out very quickly. You will lose hours of your time just looking, it's the nature of the beast. Best of luck to you! Hopefully, you are able to find something wonderful soon. You've got a lot of support and good people here on Jobcase. Plus it sounds like you have a supportive girlfriend and that alone counts for a lot.

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