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My father used to say... "I was looking for a job when I found this one." Always be looking.

Harvard Business Review: Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome, 2018-Apr-27 by Art Markman

In a job interview, the person sitting across from you is trying to project what it will be like to work with you. Your confidence in answering questions is a big part of these judgments. The more worried you are that your job search is dragging on, the less likely you are to project the sense that you will handle whatever the job requires....

Process goals are particularly valuable during an arduous job search. No matter how long it has been since you started looking for a job, the activities you need to engage in to be successful are the same. Check for job openings and apply for positions that suit your experience. Attend networking events to get to know potential employers. Talk to friends and colleagues to find out about upcoming openings. Take classes to improve your skills. Keep reading to stay current in your field. Practice your interview skills.