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|July 21, 2008|
More and more job-seekers are experiencing the Job Market Blues. Here are five ways to deal with the weak job market.
Job Market Blues: A malady affecting millions of Americans during a weak job market caused by a struggling economy. Symptoms include high levels of anxiety, fear, and depression related to keeping one’s current job or finding a new job, tied to the ability to pay one’s bills and maintain a place to live and food to eat.
When when so much bad economic news abounds and adds to the stress you already feel in trying to find a new job, how do you keep your focus and stay upbeat? Use these five strategies:
1. Keep a positive focus.
2. Surround yourself with support.
3. Don’t believe everything you hear or read.
4. Have long-term focus, but short-term goals.
5. Remember that everything counts.
Details of these five strategies can be found in the second article in our recession series: Job-Hunting in a Weak Job Market: 5 Strategies for Staying Upbeat (and Improving Your Chances of Success).
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