No one wins a game by playing defense.
However, good defense gives offense the chance to do its job.
Defense, therefore, provides the foundation for success.
Playing job search defense gives you enough time for your efforts to pay off. This means maintaining your cash flow by judiciously using your severance or taking project work to make ends meet while you continue to look. It means pacing yourself so you do something for your search every day rather than in periodic but unreliable bursts of inspiration. It means protecting yourself from the wear and tear of a long search by taking quality breaks to refresh and reflect, thereby avoiding burnout and keeping your perspective not to settle for less out of fear.
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