Time management for job hunters is tricky. On the one hand, many career counselors will tell you that finding a job is now your full-time job you should be spending 40 hours a week on. On the other hand, once you’ve exhausted the low-hanging fruit, you’ll be hard-pressed to find 8 hours of productive activities a day. It goes without saying that trying to do nothing else all day would lead most people to deep depression and/or anxiety Imagine spending 40 hours a week trying to find a date. Finding a balance and prioritizing are the key.
Working on your job search is great, but not if you’re really doing busy work. Focus on high-value activities when you’re working, focus on high-fun activities when you’re playing, and you’ll be much happier. And above all else, be honest with yourself which one you’re doing 😉 It’s essential to plan relaxation time in the day, because depressed interviewees don’t become employees.