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3 Positives to Remember After a Job Rejection

“Sorry, we decided to go with someone else.” Those words usually stab the heart with all the subtlety of a dagger. I remember getting them well, especially after an unusually long and hope-filled interview process with one insurance company I had applied with. They were hiring a business continuity planner. I had the qualifications and … Continue reading


When I go bike riding I often listen to music by the 70s rock group Eagles. There is a song I listen to quite frequently, called “Get Over It.” It helps me remember to keep my mind on the positive side. Don Henley and Glenn Frey, the writers, didn’t pull any punches!       “You‘re making … Continue reading

Breathe… Just Breathe

Thursday mornings are often my favorite time of the week. It is when our office holds a stress management workshop, sponsored by our office but presented by our mental health provider partners upstairs. The person presenting the workshop has one of those smooth, mellifluous speaking voices that calms a person just by listening. By the … Continue reading

Depression and Unemployment: How We Can Help

NOTE: This is an article I wrote for the NAWDP Advantage Newsletter dated April, 2012. Link: http://www.nawdp.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Publications2/TheAdvantageNewsletter/Advantage_April12.pdf I recently received this email from an exhausted and beaten jobseeker: “I wax weary. I might as well quit fooling myself and give up. The strain is overwhelming me. Fatigue is the order of the day and my … Continue reading

Coping With Change

Image by Stephen Brace via Flickr Now wait, you ask. Is this necessarily a job search topic? What is a person looking for work constantly being bombarded with but change? There is change from a job to joblessness, change from a full work schedule to more free time (sometimes), change from having a paycheck to … Continue reading

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