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Just here to vent a little. I am looking to make a move to a new role sometime this year but haven’t begun actively looking / applying, I’ve just been responding to recruiters who reach out on LinkedIn with roles that look interesting. I am already exhausted 😅 there’s always something with these roles or the company. I can’t imagine getting the energy needed to actively look for the right fit, but also can’t imagine staying at my current job beyond this year. 🥲 anyone else or any advice?

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True, I’m not desperate… yet.

Recruiters are exhausting and exploitative. The real search is a much better experience. It took me moving past three separate opportunities while advocating for a specific wage for myself before I landed my current role. So worth it.

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I’ll push back a little on that. I know this world from friends in the business and it’s a little ruthless. They’re under extreme pressure to hit numbers and that always brings out the worst in people.

Let me be clear: I have been kind and transparent with recruiters. They still waste MY time. Usually they ghost.

Out of all of my communications with them, I’ve had one serious interview come from talking to them.

Now I don’t waste my time. It’s not worth the effort when I can make more traction on my own.

It’s always rough! But one thing that helped me get through is templatize everything. I made templates for saying no, saying yes, asking for referrals, following up, thank you notes. Basically every email or message I ever wrote, I put in a doc I could come back to.

Second thing is use this time to get clear on what your looking for next. Once I got clear, I stopped feeling guilty about opportunities I didn’t pursue or jobs I didn’t apply for. Your time and energy is important, so make sure you’re spending it on opportunities that are really going to excite you or be a fit for what you need.

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Templatizing everything is a great idea! I definitely need to start doing that. The one good thing I can say from months of speaking to recruiters is I’m really starting to realize what I want in my next role as well as my salary requirements and I’m sticking to it. From here on out I think I will only respond to a recruiter if the job matches what I’m looking for and not just respond for the sake of seeing what the opportunity could be. Because that has worn me out.

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Keep your mind on your strengths and what you are good at. Talk to people who believe in you and encourage you. Experiment with making a list of your priorities that reflect what you would value most in a new role. These may help you stay positive and blow off anything that’s not relevant to you. Hope you get a lot of good interviews and learn a lot! I just finished a search and am so happy with how much I learned from the process.

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It is great you have support, especially from a partner. It is the best when they say they believe in you. Good for you learning what will make you happy.

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OH AND start thinking about your best work anecdotes, like the time you saved the day, showed resilience, things didn't go as planned, etc. So you have them to pull out in your interviews

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Take your laptop to a coffee shop or Cafe you love & spend all Saturday, even Sunday, obsessing over Indeed. You're not in your house or home office so it's not *as* draining. When shit super sucks at work, casually refresh the Indeed and LinkedIn apps. Schedule interviews between 11 and 2 so you can just take lunch. There are disappointments, like when someone says the company has all but hired the person they want and were just "required" to post the opening. But there is always, always ALWAYS someone who makes you a great offer. We're in a great Resignation so people are hiring and there are SO MANY opportunities.
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Someone who went through it in January ❤. It took weeks when last time I job searched took months.

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I love this advice. It really stinks to spend time looking! It is soooo time consuming.

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I’m here to confirm that it is an exhausting and time consuming process. I’ve been on the job search for almost two months now. I started in the beginning of April when my role got elimated due to a reorg. I’m trying to stay as positive as I can through these processes because the only time I can relax is when I get and accept an offer. There are good days and bad days for sure. You just gotta get through it day by day. I’ve submitted a total of 35 applications, gone through 9 interviews, received two rejections after going through two fina interviews, but I’m still going. I’m going to get that job!!! My advice is to start the process now, don’t get discouraged by the challenges, and make sure you take time to decompress too. I’m also trying to build a schedule where I get to take two days off from applying and three days on. I think this will help me get through it.

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So sorry to hear your role was eliminated in a reorg! That’s tough. But I like your approach of two days off and three days on for job searching. It’s exhausting so that’s a great way to keep motivated. I agree I should start my proactive search now, I think I will take a two week break from LinkedIn recruiters and then start. I wish you the best of luck in your job search!!!! Hoping you find something soon!

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