Job Hunt Frustration; Dealing With Job Search Frustration; Emotion; Job Search Frustration; Frustrating Job Hunt; Wellness; Frustrated Job Seeker

The Feeling Of and Dealing With Job Search Frustration

Because of the difficulty of job searching, you know what it means to become frustrated – from time to time – in the job search process.

You apply, apply, interview, apply, and (possibly) interview again – hoping to land a job. The following response from prospective employers, however, is one of silence and rejection despite your best efforts.

Frustrating, isn’t it?

I know how the frustration plays out for you.

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5 Ways to Live Life in This Moment

When experiencing a time of change, it’s hard to live your present moment as you should. Regularly, you find yourself caught between one of two time periods:

• Living in the past (if I’d only done __ (fill in the blank), I wouldn’t be __.(fill in the blank))


• Living in the future (One day I’ll __.(fill in the blank))

While caught between the two in your thought life, you experience the following emotions: regret, resentment, frustration, and fear. This is not the most productive way to spend your moment.

Why? You can’t change the past, and you can’t control the future.

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Unemployed Job Seekers: Pressure Off, You On

Totally Exhausted

Because of our current out of work status, today, we’ve devoted a lot of our time doing something related to seeking employment opportunities. As my fellow long-term unemployed job seekers, you know the drill. Right?

Resumes and Resume Revisions. Cover Letters and Cover Letter Rewriting. Research. E-mail Checks. Potential Networking Contacts. And so on.

When we’re not engaged in job searching activities, we feel bad because we’ve made finding a job THE top priority in our lives.

Unemployed; Job Seekers; Self Care and the Job Search; Taking Care of Yourself While Job Hunting
Unemployed Job Seekers: Pressure Off, You On
Unsplash Original Photo Courtesy of Jeff Sheldon. Edited by Me.

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