Schedule An Appointment
With A Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
(805) 241-6700

Suffering From Job Search Burnout?

Posted on: January 15, 2021

Individual Counseling Insights brought to you by California Psychotherapeutic Resources, Inc.

As if dealing with the coronavirus itself isn’t hard enough, a staggering number of people are also dealing with a side effect of the pandemic: job loss.  What’s more, the stress of looking for work increases the longer a search goes on.

Jennifer Liu, writing for CNBC.com, says that “Studies have shown that extended unemployment and underemployment can have a longstanding impact on a job seeker’s physical and mental health.”

She goes on to list six tips for managing burnout during an extended job search.

  • Limit your job–hunting hours
  • Give yourself a ‘win’ every day
  • Pay attention to your surroundings
  • Plan something to look forward to every week
  • Build a job-search buddy system
  • Remember that none of this is personal

What’s more, whether you’re searching for work or dealing with the pandemic in general, remember to practice self kindness. The pandemic will pass and maintaining physical, emotional and spiritual health is of utmost importance as we gradually return to a normal, though changed, world.  

Read a more in-depth discussion of the six tips above here.

Posted in: Individual Counseling

Disclaimer: The screening tests and videos that are linked on this web site are not designed to provide diagnoses for the various clinical issues. They are intended solely for the purpose of identifying the symptoms of the issues and to help you make a more informed decision about seeking help. An accurate diagnosis for these clinical issues and other psychiatric disorders can only be made by a physician or qualified mental health professional after a complete evaluation. If you have scores that indicate that you meet criteria for these issues or think that you may be at risk, please contact a mental health professional or your physician.