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How to Avoid the Job Search Doldrums

Searching for a job can sometimes feel like treading through quicksand. It can take the energy out of you rather quickly, if you’re not careful. I still remember an email of a long-term unemployed client of mine a couple years back: “Kim, I wax weary. I might as well quit fooling myself and give up. … Continue reading

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

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

Stay Positive!

I have a co-worker who has so much energy I believe he has to be ADHD. Trying to keep up with him is a workout in itself. In his case, that energy level is necessary. He has a caseload of over 150 jobseekers, many just coming to the United States and barely able to speak English. … Continue reading

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