As a job seeker, do you feel you have to do your job search all on your own, or do you understand there is help available, and where you can go to find it?
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As Christ said to Mary, “… you are concerned about so many things.” That is true of all us as well. Some people have made anxiety an art form, but we all do it to some degree. Your job search can create a lot of anxiety if you let it…
There are some things in life that by their very nature germinate feelings that you are alone. When you are ditched in a relationship in high school. When a baby dies in childbirth. When you lose your job. Those are alone times…but are you really alone?
Failure is a part of life. If you haven’t failed at anything, you have to ask yourself if you have tried anything truly challenging…truly risky. Many individuals that achieved outstanding success also encountered devastating failure along the way. Does the loss of a job make you feel like a failure?
Understand the purpose of your job search is not just to find comfort, there is more to it than that….
The unemployment figures are staggering. Job prospects are bleak. Job listings are dismal. Is there reason to hope? Is there reason to believe that you can survive, that you will have a future? The answer is a resounding, “Yes!”
Perspective makes a world of difference, doesn’t it? As you get older, you can see conflict and struggle in a better perspective and as momentary events that are blips on life’s radar. That may be true with your job search also…
Does your life feel like you are caught in a downward spiral that seemingly has no end? You lost your job. No opportunities have panned out. Finances are getting low. You’re behind on some bills. There’s stress and tension at home. Your prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling.
When you were growing up your self-esteem was impacted by whether you were picked last for playground games. Now it can negatively be impacted during a job search. What can you do to prevent that from happening?
The pain of losing a job is real. The pain of an on-going job search is just as real.
Researchers tell us that a job loss is one of the top 10 stressors you can face. The pain is not abnormal, it’s common. Like any pain, it needs to be managed.