The Emotional Rollercoaster of Job Searching

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Job Searching.


Job searching is like riding an emotional rollercoaster. One minute you’re so close to landing your dream job, and the next you’re crying into your pillow because you’ve been rejected yet again.

First, there’s the initial excitement of starting your job search. You update your CV, brush up on your interview skills, and start browsing job vacancies like a kid in a candy store. For a while, everything feels possible. You’re full of hope and optimism, ready to take on the world.

Then reality sets in. You start submitting your applications and…crickets. No response. Not even a “thanks, but no thanks” email. You begin to doubt yourself. Maybe you’re not as qualified as you thought. Maybe you’re just not cut out for this.

Just when you’re ready to give up, you get a call from a recruiter for an interview. Suddenly, the sun is shining again and birds are singing. You’re on top of the world. You practice your answers, pick out the perfect outfit, and arrive confident and prepared to the interview.

And then…it’s over. You walk out of the interview feeling like you nailed it but don’t hear anything back for days. Weeks, even. You start to second-guess everything. Did you say something wrong? Did you come across as too desperate? Maybe you should have worn a different outfit. The self-doubt creeps back in, and you start to feel like you’re back at square one.


Out of nowhere, you get an offer. It’s like the clouds part in the sky and a choir of angels starts singing. You’re ecstatic. You accept the offer and spend the next few days floating on cloud nine, imagining yourself in your dream job.

You start your dream job and suddenly, you’re back on the emotional rollercoaster again. Learning the ropes, meeting new people, trying to make a good impression…it’s all overwhelming. You start to doubt whether you made the right choice. Maybe you should have held out for something better. The cycle starts all over again.

Here’s the thing, eventually, the ride levels out. You settle into your new job, get comfortable, and start to feel like you belong and become like family. The emotional rollercoaster slows down until it’s just a gentle ride, and you can look back on your job search with a sense of humour and a newfound appreciation for the journey. Because let’s face it: it’s the ups and downs that make the ride worth it. Never give up!

Being a jobseeker can be a challenging experience, with its own unique set of highs and lows. It can be a time of great uncertainty, but also a time of great opportunity for personal growth and development. Here are some tips and insights to help you navigate this journey:

  • Patience is key: Finding the right job takes time and effort. Be patient, persistent, and stay focused on your goals. Remember that rejection is a part of the process and don’t let it discourage you. Like they always say, everything happens for a reason.
  • Build your network: We cannot stress this enough. Networking is an essential part of any job search. Reach out to friends, family, colleagues, and industry professionals to expand your connections and increase your chances of finding the right opportunity.
  • Customise your CV: Tailor your application materials to each job you apply for. Highlight your relevant skills and experiences, and show how they align with the job requirements.
  • Use social media: Social media can be a powerful tool in your job search. Use platforms like LinkedIn to research the company, connect with employers, and showcase your professional skills and experiences.
  • Keep learning: Use your time as a job seeker to continue learning and developing new skills. Take courses, attend workshops, and stay up to date with industry trends and developments.
  • Stay positive: The job search can be overwhelming, but staying positive can help you stay motivated and focused. Celebrate small wins, stay optimistic, and remember that the right opportunity is out there. Don’t give up!


If you need any help changing your industry or need any advice, reach out to us. We would love to assist you and play a part in helping you find your dream job.