How To Cure Job Search Anxiety & DepressionExecutive Communityon June 10, 2024 at 6:18 pm Work It Daily


As a 20-year career coaching veteran, I work with job seekers every day who come to me when they’re at their lowest, stuck in a state of depression or anxiety, or vacillating between both.

With depression, there’s a sense of sadness and helplessness. It means you don’t see any options. You feel very limited in how you can move forward. It’s like being stuck in a set of golden handcuffs. You’re trapped.

With anxiety, you’re feeling overwhelmed by what you have to do. You feel like there are so many things you need to get done, and it physically stresses you out.

Or maybe you vacillate between the two. I’ve had clients come to me and say, “One day I feel sad and depressed like there are no options for me, J.T. The next day, I wake up and feel like there’s so much I have to do as a job seeker. I’ve got anxiety.” They go back and forth between feeling depressed and feeling anxious in their job search.

So, which are you feeling? Is it sadness and depression? Is it anxiety? Or is it both?

Now, this is how you can overcome those feelings…

Knowledge & Structure

When you feel sadness and depression in your job search from a lack of choice, the solution is knowledge. Knowledge is power. When we give you knowledge, we give you new ideas, we give you a fresh perspective, and it opens up doors where you can actually see a path forward.

If you have anxiety in your job search, that’s you being overwhelmed by too many things to choose from and too many things to do. The solution here is to give you a single path, a step-by-step checklist so that you feel like you’re accomplishing something every day and you don’t feel like there’s so much that you need to do. You know that you’re moving forward in a structured manner.

So, in order to cure depression and anxiety in your job search, you are going to have to get some help. That’s why I have built a whole bunch of free resources for you to start with. I know it’s about baby steps. You are stressed out and overwhelmed and so, for me, it’s always been about microlearning. These free resources are designed to help you feel less stressed so you can focus on the right job search strategy, which will help you get better results.

I personally suggest the Break Through Your Job Search Burnout” workbook. But if you’re ready to move forward and have a career coach help you through every step of this process, you also can come see what it’s like to work with me and my team at Work It DAILY.

Sign up for Work It DAILY today and let’s get rid of that sadness depression and anxiety. Good luck, and go get ’em!

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