The constant rejection (or radio silence) of a job search can be disheartening. It's easy to become demotivated during that time. To power through it and keep yourself stimulated, make sure to pursue a hobby during your search.
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It feels bad enough to lose a job. But when you're constantly sending out resumes and no one is biting, you start to feel useless. You start to wonder what's the point? In these moments, it's easy to put yourself on autopilot and simply go through the motions. But that can be dangerous to your job search. Plus, it's not a very optimistic or productive mindset.
The Muse suggests pursuing a hobby to counteract this. Personal projects and hobbies offer a platform for progress and success, and this can be motivating when your job search isn't going so well. They can also help keep your brain stimulated and engaged. Plus, a hobby can help you network — you never know what opportunities might come up.
Set aside some time each week to do something you love, work on a skill or feed a creative outlet. If you're feeling stagnant in your job search, it could be a decent way to keep your spirits up. They offer additional suggestions too, so be sure to check out the post in full.