You may feel as if you’re the only one in the world, but what you’re going through is very common. Find somebody you can confidentially and regularly talk with about what you’re feeling, not just the job you’re looking for. A lot of people have a tough time at 3 p.m. on Fridays, for some reason. Maybe that would be a good time to meet with another job seeker. There’s nothing to be ashamed about being between opportunities. This is just a tough economy and a tough market. It really isn’t anything personal.
Opportunities will present themselves as long as you keep yourself open to them. People often find that something they did in the past that they thought was inconsequential ends up presenting them with a new opportunity down the road. So, don’t give up!
Sources: Steven Williams, PhD, director of industry and market research, American Society of Association Executives; Sheryl Sookman, CMP, principal, The MeetingConnection, Novato, Calif.; Jim Zaniello, recruiter, Association Strategies, Arlington, Va.; Barbara Dunlavey, CMP, director of meetings and exhibits, American School Food Service Association, Alexandria, Va.; Dawn Penfold, The Meeting Candidate Network Inc., New York.