The job market sucks. I wouldn’t wish the stress of it on my worst enemy. However, in our line of work, it’s a necessary evil. And trust me: you’re going to get through it—but it’s up to you to figure out how to navigate in a way that works the best for you. Read on for tips, tricks, and sanity-saving suggestions I gleaned firsthand from my 2015-16 stint on the academic job market.