4 Reasons We HATE Job Searching (and How to Overcome Them)

Why do we hate job searching so much? Why is job searching so hard?

“What do you mean, ‘why’? Job searching sucks! Everyone knows that!”

Well, yes it does. But it’s one thing to know that you hate job searching; it’s quite another to interrogate why you hate job searching.

That’s what we’ll try to unpack today.

Undoubtedly, the reasons why job searching sucks are innumerable. But, in this article, we’ve tried to pin down 4 core reasons why the job search process is so difficult for so many of us.

Like all content on Beyond the Professoriate, this post is directed chiefly towards graduate students, recent PhDs, and academics of all stripes.

However, if you’ve ever felt defeated, frustrated, or enraged by the job search process, we hope this article will provide some modicum of solace no matter what industry you’re in.