How to Not Get Depressed During a Job Search

h/t @ChantalBechervaise What a fantastic look at the challenges of the job search!

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“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”   Winston Churchill

How to Not Get Depressed During a Job Search

One of the most disheartening and unpleasant experiences in life is looking for a new job, whether it’s after being fired from your old job or after you’ve just finished your education. In both cases, you have to be prepared to have many doors slammed in front of your face and many of your job applications swept under the rug. However, that’s not an issue. The real issue is how it affects us and our self-esteem, after being rejected so many times.

Having found myself in a situation like this, I kept trying, and then, instead of maintaining or doubling my attempts to find a job, as common sense would dictate, I did the exact opposite. My efforts dwindled, I became more nervous, I couldn’t sleep well, I overate, and my self-esteem was at an all-time…

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