How to Apply for Jobs When You’re Depressed Out of Your Mind

9 Tips That Will Help You Move Forward During Job Loss and Depression

1. You’re Allowed to Take A QUICK Vacay

2. Treat Your Job Search Like a Job

Ok, so this tip kinda stings, especially after the first tip, but work through it with me so you can see that things get easier.

3. Don’t Dwell On The Past

4. Stop Thinking of Your Next Job as a J.O.B.

You have a luxury in this season of your life. It’s that fresh start I was talking about.

5. Take A Break From the Search

If you’ve been job searching for a month or so, you may start to feel a tad crazy.

  • Visit your local job center
  • Go to trade shows and job fairs
  • Check the local want ads — mmmhmmm, they still make those
  • Check with friends, family, and even past coworkers for referrals (as they often say, it’s not always what you know but who you know)

6. Make a Routine For Your Job Search

Creating a routine goes hand-in-hand with treating your job search like a job. This was one of the best pieces of advice I received from my own career coach.

7. Shower and Get Dressed

You may be thinking, who wouldn’t? But I’m telling you — I didn’t, and it didn’t help my self-esteem.

8. Don’t Panic. This Isn’t Forever.

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