How tough is looking for a job? Tough enough that U.S. News & World Report writer Laura McMullen compares the process to being a down-and-out boxer expecting to be beaten. That tough.
McMullen uses that metaphor in “How to Overcome Job-Search Misery,” an informative post brimming with good advice from San Diego-based psychologist David Reiss and career expert Lea McLeod. As Reiss says, getting overly discouraged about your lack of success landing job interviews and offers can push you into a self-defeating cycle: You get bummed because your search is leading nowhere, and then you perform worse with your search.