09 May 5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Overcome Job Search Fatigue
Job search fatigue is no joke. When you get to the point of burnout, you can feel uninspired, unmotivated, and just plain jaded. And while it’s no laughing matter, it is a little bit funny because most of my clients start feeling that job search exhaustion JUST before they land their perfect career.
So if you feel like you’re on the edge of throwing in the towel, hang in there! It probably means that you’re closer than you think to a breakthrough.
In the meantime, check out these five surprisingly simple ways to overcome job search fatigue and stop feeling burnt out all the time:
5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Overcome Job Search Fatigue:
1. Find Support
So many of us feel like we have to do everything ourselves. Why? Searching for a new career is not something you have to do on your own. It can be a hard process and if you haven’t done it in a while, it can be a bit daunting. You don’t have to go it alone; there are all types of communities, mentors, coaches, and groups out there that can give you the level of support you need to get through this transition.
2. Find Inspiration
What do you need to feel inspired again? Is it a role model? Exploring or researching a job description? Someone cheering you on? Morning meditation? Figure out what you need to feel inspired. Maybe even create a Pinterest board full of inspirational images. Create a vision board. Journal about it. Whatever it is that you need to feel inspired about where you are going and what you are working so hard to achieve.
3. Find New Networks and Events
Nothing like a change of scenery right! Try something new: connect with a new group, attend a new event, network with all new people, etc. You never know what connections you could make! Trying something new will connect you to new opportunities, will give you a fresh perspective, and will add some excitement to your job search.
4. Take A Break
Turn off, unplug, stop searching, stop checking – just walk away. For a few hours, days, or weeks; whatever is best for you. Sometimes you just need to pause for a moment to find your way back again, and that is totally okay. Listen to your body and give it what it needs. You are both allowed and encouraged to give yourself breaks on this journey.
5. Reconnect With Your Why and Your Values
Why did you start looking for a new career in the first place? What will make you the happiest in your next job? What matters to you? What do you want out of your next job? These are all questions we focus on while we are daydreaming, but we often lose sight of the answers on our journey. Take a little time to reconnect with your why and your values. It can help you to feel the excitement for your next steps again.
Bonus Tip: Work On Your Mindset!
Attitude is everything, and as the saying goes, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Working on your mindset is an inside job, that can have a tremendous impact on your outer world. Get your mind right and generally, the rest will fall into place much more quickly and easily.
Anytime you’re feeling stress just go back to any of these 5 surprisingly simple ways to overcome job search fatigue!
When you implement these surprisingly simple ways to overcome job search fatigue, you can find your passion again. You can get excited about where you are going, and feel a renewed sense of enjoyment while searching for your dream job.
If you need a coach, cheerleader, and mentor on this journey, I am here for you. Helping people get where they want to be in life is my passion. Formerly in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, I’ve taken part in the hiring process from the perspective of the business. I am uniquely suited to help you get that next promotion or help you advance to a more rewarding career and position. Schedule a 30-minute complimentary coaching session with me today to get started on your career transition.