Even if you’re generally a positive, optimistic person, losing a job and searching for a new one can be a painful, challenging process – especially if it’s taking longer than you expected to land a new gig.
According to a study by Connie Wanberg, Associate Dean at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, people tend to experience a steady improvement in their sense of well-being in the period just after losing their jobs. If, however, they have not found a job after 10 to 12 weeks, the trend tends to reverse, causing several issues, including depression.
To help you keep your head up, here are six causes of job search depression, and what you can do to prevent it.
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