I've had five jobs in the past four years; the last one lasted two years, but I got laid off recently.
I hear ya - job hunting is a crippling thing, been there done that. It's tough to avoid depression.
Maybe a two week break not thinking at all about work or finding a job?
Go visit your parents. Start preparing yourself mentally to work in an completely unrelated industry.
Finding a job is the best cure.
I found the "What color is your parachute" book to be the best cure for the associated depression, not sure if that's the same thing as your fatigue though. It's probably available at a local library.
I was unemployed for 15 months before I found a job last year. My current job varies from being good to abmissmal. Bascially at the moment I'm getting handed all the partially completed projects the company failed to get to completion over the years due to cluelessness.
Savage ... rings true, sad but true. I was out of full-time work from 10/2001 to 10/2002. I took a vacation where I worked on doing my resume. I wrote an online app to store all the projects I'd worked on. I also then started to learn another popular language and wrote some apps in it. When I got back from vacation (from another country) I applied at a headhunter and I scored better on this new language than the one I'd been using productively for the last 4 years. Go figure. They also said they'd send me out as a sysadmin owing to my score on that test ... and that scared me. I was considered an expert in the 2 programming languages I tested on (and one of them I'd never been paid to work with). Anyhow ... I always searched for jobs in my field and posted my resume. A guy at a company told all applicants that he thought we should post some proof of knowledge and he suggested brainbench and I did that but I don't think it's worth much but was interesting to see how you stacked against other people. I spent about US$50.00 on google and overture to advertise "web developer for hire" and I continued to send in resumes. One place that was thinking about hiring me decided to contract instead and I got a month and a half good work before they sold out to a competitor. I got work from people I never saw and some from other countries. I posted answer to usenet newsgroups and advertised in that manner ... not spamming but answering a question and always putting a bit in there about how I was available for hire (in my sig usually). I got some work from that. Then the headhunter got me a bit of work here and there and finally they got me a gig where I was the guy who did all the work no one else wanted to do. This was good because it was in the new language I had been learning. And it was for a Super Duper CMS that everyone hated. Anyhow I'm still at this place as I write now. We are supposed to move to Java and I look forward to that to pick up another language. I suggest you put yourself in "I work for myself mode but I'll take an interesting full time job". There was a time when I was getting ready to go back to an industry I was in before which simply required me to do what I did yesterday everyday. I hate interviews and I'd rather not work than work for dummies. I must say that I think the best thing, if you can stomach it, is to get out there and meet people and even do cold calling.
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