Is being jobless really so bad?

Posted by HR Key Functions Jul 11, 2010

The worst thing of being unemployed is not having a job. Many people get scared of their future and for many of them being jobless seem never-ending.
Lack of money
Your free time is a waste of time
Low self-esteem
Financial troubles
Don’t even think on those things…! 

In a recession, many people are laid-off, sacked, fired… and you could be one of those. It is a scary situation to begin with, because you suddenly don’t know where to go, how you are going to make ends meet, with no new jobs in the offing. 

It could cost months to find a job during a recession. The biggest “mistake” most jobless people come across is starting a job for only the reason to have a job.  Living day to day on a very limited budget and waiting for help from family and friends, could be very stressful. Trying to find an employer right now leads to emotional chaos and frustration. Launching tons of resumes to companies, agencies and job search sites makes you feel more frustrated when you read “After careful consideration, we regret to inform you…” 
In an attempt to diminish the pain most companies add to the rejection letter the following statement: “However we would like to hold your details on our database for a period of 12 months and will contact you again should we identify an opportunity that may be of interest to you.” Sure this is a polite manner for a refusal.

Head up! Life is now asking you to look deep into you. Ask yourself where do you want to live, what do you want to do, what are your skills and how can you help other people to solve their problems or to achieve their aims. Helping other people could lead you to the next level. You can earn and learn at the same time, you could build new contacts, you can expand your knowledge and get recommendations.
Do not blindly jump on another job! Relax, calm down and consider your near future!

2 Responses to Is being jobless really so bad?

  1. Love your blog. I wrote aboutthe upside of being laid off a while ago and thought the articles have some similarities your readers might find interesting.

  2. Hopefully the New Year will bring more job opportunities for everyone :-)