As the unemployment rate hits its highest since the Great Depression while the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the U.S. economy, millions of Americans may find themselves out of a job for a few months or longer.
While finding a job in such an environment may seem intimidating, you shouldn’t bring the emotional baggage from the layoff to the job search process.
“Almost everybody loses their job at least once in their career and these days, job loss is very common,” said Stacey Staaterman, leadership and career coach. “You might worry that you look like a loser, but the world won’t see it that way, unless you bring sad sack energy into the search process.”
Here are a few steps you can take to make the job search process less intimidating and increase your chances of getting hired.