Staying healthy during the job search- Part #2

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One big challenge a professional faces when he’s lost his job is that he’s also lost a big piece of his identity.

Being out of work is a terrible feeling. We identify at least part of our self with what we do. Hopefully it’s not all of our self-definition, but it is a big part of it.

So we lose our grounding, our footing, in certain ways. ‘Who am I? Where am I going? What do I do tomorrow morning at 8:00? Do I get up? Do I stay in bed?’ ”

Our advise is don’t stay in bed!  Instead, maintain your routine. Get up at the same time; take a shower. If you’re a guy, shave. If you’re a woman, do your hair. Send out a million e-mails; contact all of your friends.

“When you’ve lost a job, you start to question your own identity,” said Kevin Skinner, who has a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy and shares expert advice at “Sometimes if it’s an extended job loss, you begin to feel guilty, especially if it’s affecting your family, and maybe your wife has to go back to work. You start to feel like, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ And it’s not about that.”

Being a business that often works with candidates out of a job, Key Corporate Services can play a role in providing realistic employment solutions.  

We may be able to identify directions and opportunities not previously considered.

If your experience is in any of the industries we represent, give us a call and let us see what we can do.

From The Key Corporate Services Blog Team