The Black Hole Of Long-Term Unemployment

Is your unemployment story overpowering your career story? Recently, CareerHMO Founder, J.T. O'Donnell wrote an article on three cover letter myths for AOL Jobs, which inspired this episode of "Career Rehab." In this episode, J.T. talks about why having a poor resume and cover letter could be the reason for long-term unemployment. After you've been unemployed for several months, or even years, your resume and cover letter may take a beating. Continually writing new resumes and cover letters for employers that never get back to you can be frustrating, exhausting, and stressful. When this happens, your resume and cover letter may start to suffer because it's easy to start focusing on your unemployment rather than your potential employer. Here are some things you should be thinking about when writing these documents... Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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