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Michael Frash
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Searching for a job is exhausting. Whether you’re at the beginning of your job-hunting journey or you’ve been searching for a while, it can be frustrating to live in this type of uncertainty.

One thing you can do is take a break from your job search. Stepping back from a job search process that’s draining your energy isn’t lazy, and it’s not giving up, either. Give yourself time to breathe, rest, and get your head back in the game.

What do you do to deal with job search fatigue?

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Penny Jackson

Apply for less jobs. Find the ones you want and craft your resume so it's ATS friendly.

Apply for less jobs. Find the ones you want and craft your resume so it's ATS friendly.

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Jose Pena

I started working at Burlington's as a cashier about two weeks ago. I am still looking for jobs with my given profession while working part-time. I have a sense of renewal while job searching.

I started working at Burlington's as a cashier about two weeks ago. I am still looking for jobs with my given profession while working part-time. I have a sense of renewal while job searching.

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Steven Ransom

Job search fatigue is typically a mixture of physical and emotional exhaustion. When you become fatigued, your body and your mind are communicating with you.

  • It's time to pay attention to where the fatigue derives from.
  • And you are losing steam because you aren't really that excited about the jobs you're applying to?

Job search fatigue is typically a mixture of physical and emotional exhaustion. When you become fatigued, your body and your mind are communicating with you.

  • It's time to pay attention to where the fatigue derives from.
  • And you are losing steam because you aren't really that excited about the jobs you're applying to?
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Arnie Nelson

For me looking for a job has been the most stressful thing in my life. I'm a stable person, always have been. Life always throws curves your way. When the injustices of the day all jump you at once, I realized maybe it's medication time, meditation time and prayer out in the mountains near my home, but either way, It's a time out for me, and it seems to work...

For me looking for a job has been the most stressful thing in my life. I'm a stable person, always have been. Life always throws curves your way. When the injustices of the day all jump you at once, I realized maybe it's medication time, meditation time and prayer out in the mountains near my home, but either way, It's a time out for me, and it seems to work...

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Jerold Tilley

I like the idea of using side gigs to get motivated and help make money in the meantime.

I like the idea of using side gigs to get motivated and help make money in the meantime.

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Alex Smida

I recommend to start a scheduled routine, just like in school: (1) Find yourself 4-5 jobs that you would like and develop a resume for each; (2) Go to "work" at your local library or rent an office space; (3) "work" on one type of job for 50 minutes, then take a 5 mn break, then move on the next job type for 50 mn and so on; (4) take a meal break if you this for more than 5 hours in the same day; (5) Go do a relaxing activity such as (1) kiss / hug a loved one; (2) go for a walk at a park / forest preserve; (3) learn a new skill online; or (4) fix or repair something in your dwelling.

I recommend to start a scheduled routine, just like in school: (1) Find yourself 4-5 jobs that you would like and develop a resume for each; (2) Go to "work" at your local library or rent an office space; (3) "work" on one type of job for 50 minutes, then take a 5 mn break, then move on the next job type for 50 mn and so on; (4) take a meal break if you this for more than 5 hours in the same day; (5) Go do a relaxing activity such as (1) kiss / hug a loved one; (2) go for a walk at a park / forest preserve; (3) learn a new skill online; or (4) fix or repair something in your dwelling.

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I know it depends on the kind of job and skill sets you have, but I prefer to let recruiters do most of the work for me. I also learn how to optimize my LinkedIn profile so that the algorithm puts me higher in search results for the jobs I want. And that helps supplement your efforts when you're making direct applications which you should still do.

I know it depends on the kind of job and skill sets you have, but I prefer to let recruiters do most of the work for me. I also learn how to optimize my LinkedIn profile so that the algorithm puts me higher in search results for the jobs I want. And that helps supplement your efforts when you're making direct applications which you should still do.

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Mekonnen Sebsebe

Use your network. Contact old friends and colleagues and see what's up!

Use your network. Contact old friends and colleagues and see what's up!

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Sue Elvins

I only do so many job searches a day. For example will do 5 job searches a day then go onto cleaning up the house, running errands, washing clothes, something else for the rest of the day then tomorrow go back to doing more job searching. Hope that helps!

I only do so many job searches a day. For example will do 5 job searches a day then go onto cleaning up the house, running errands, washing clothes, something else for the rest of the day then tomorrow go back to doing more job searching. Hope that helps!

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Akeirah Matthews

Michael Frash: Hi I quit my last job due to severe fatigue.It’s a tough place to be but these questions has to be asked …. “Are you happy there?” And “are you safe from harming yourself and others”?EX: My job was as a driver for a well known railroad company partner. Everyday I would be up early waiting on a call for a ride the calls came in but when I was tired things. It got scary especially after 12midnight and 4am when I would get multiple calls. I loved my job I just couldn’t go to sleep and it was scary.And the messed up thing about it my pay was strictly if I was called and answered so if I was sleeping and missed the call at anytime…I would not get paid. I would be called to places like Blaine,WA at 3am beginning in Lynnwood WA driving to pick up who I was driving in say Everett then I’d drive to Blaine drop them off and go back to Everett then would need to go SeaTtle or Tacoma and back to Everett the home in Lynnwood and possibly be called again before getting home then …I’d need to go back to my job to pick up a vehicle . The best thing to do is what you need to be happy and safe. I gave my experience as a example I was not happy and I had bad pay for what was being asked on top of the fatigue problem . If yours is any way like mine where your on call or working with transportation or heavy machinery you need to think if it’s worth it.I hope I helped in answering your question oh!!!! Coffee will only work for a few months and energy drinks.It’s not good to infinite your fatigue for too long.

Michael Frash: Hi I quit my last job due to severe fatigue.It’s a tough place to be but these questions has to be asked …. “Are you happy there?” And “are you safe from harming yourself and others”?EX: My job was as a driver for a well known railroad company partner. Everyday I would be up early waiting on a call for a ride the calls came in but when I was tired things. It got scary especially after 12midnight and 4am when I would get multiple calls. I loved my job I just couldn’t go to sleep and it was scary.And the messed up thing about it my pay was strictly if I was called and answered so if I was sleeping and missed the call at anytime…I would not get paid. I would be called to places like Blaine,WA at 3am beginning in Lynnwood WA driving to pick up who I was driving in say Everett then I’d drive to Blaine drop them off and go back to Everett then would need to go SeaTtle or Tacoma and back to Everett the home in Lynnwood and possibly be called again before getting home then …I’d need to go back to my job to pick up a vehicle . The best thing to do is what you need to be happy and safe. I gave my experience as a example I was not happy and I had bad pay for what was being asked on top of the fatigue problem . If yours is any way like mine where your on call or working with transportation or heavy machinery you need to think if it’s worth it.I hope I helped in answering your question oh!!!! Coffee will only work for a few months and energy drinks.It’s not good to infinite your fatigue for too long.

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