A long period of unemployment often takes a significant psychological toll.
As the days and weeks mount up, the tasks of job hunting become more daunting. Isolation from former co-workers takes hold. Bills mount up. Savings dwindle. Relationships fray. The feelings of rejection can become further amplified when prospective employers fail to respond.
It is not at all uncommon for long-term unemployed individuals to experience situational depression—a very real disease that calls for intervention of one kind or another.
In my latest article which appears in U.S. News & World Report, I take on some of the internal issues that confront job hunters: poor self-esteem, reluctance to engage in social networking, and more. I interviewed three of the very best career counselors in greater Boston to get their take on these issues. Find out what they have to say.
Job hunter’s roadblock image from Stockvault