Q: My job search is entering its eighth month. What am I doing wrong, or what do I need to do differently?

A:  It’s understandable for you to start getting down on yourself — searching for a job in this market can quickly become demoralizing. As the months pass, people who are unemployed tend to become demoralized and their self-esteem suffers.

But remember: Finding a job is your full-time job, and you need to perform that job better than everyone else.

That job starts with self-care, both physical and psychological. It’s hard, but you can’t lose your self confidence or your sense of what you do well — it will come across in interviews and interactions.

You can’t lose sight of why you believe that.

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