While engaged in reflection today, I thought about my lengthy, traditional job search experiences. Upon reflection, I now notice something I didn’t when I started: I (unintentionally)relied on my efforts for the achievement of my goal – getting a job. Too much.
I wanted to re-enter the workforce quickly after my solo experience in elder care. In no way did I want my job search to fail. In no way did I want to experience the trap of long-term unemployment. And, I focused on learning and putting into action every job hunt tip and method I could with the hope of getting hired quickly.
I’ve been walking through the unemployment wilderness for some time now. As someone experiencing long-term unemployment, I’m familiar with an unexpected change in life. However, I’ve learned how to get through this – one of the hardest transitions of my life.
Glancing back, I’ve learned a few things throughout this experience. And below, I’ll provide 7 of them.
I hope they prove beneficial to you as you push through this time of difficulty.
You’ve seen this suggested on Serenity Amidst Frustration several times. You might’ve even wondered at some point, “How can she suggest this at such a time?”
And by this, I mean begrateful when things are difficult.
Have you found this suggestion odd?
Gratitude or Ingratitude
When experiencing a life transition, such as unemployment, you face many challenges every day. One of the biggest challenges comes in the form of financial strain. There’s always some kind of stress related to money.
As real as it is, however, when going through an out of work experience, you shouldn’t allow your emotions to overtake you to the point of complete momentum loss. You must fight back against these feelings.