Finding a new position is challenging and tiring. In an article in The Harvard Business Review, Juliet Funt points out that this stress can have long-lasting career consequences:

“Too often, job seekers get caught up in the anxiety of the hunt and forget to nurture their spark. They forget to take a minute to think, or to breathe, reflect and recover from the stress of finding meaningful work.

Without space, the mental stamina involved in this type of search can be overwhelming. Under stress, some job candidates may end up choosing a role they don’t really want, submitting half-hazard applications that aren’t unique enough to stand out, or burn out before even entering the interview process.”

Funt outlines three strategies to manage the stress, including visualization, scheduling your worry, and creating space. Read her entire article here.