The horrors of job seeking: Anxiety and other effects on well-being
Job hunting: We all do it at some point in our lives. Whether it be for a part time summer job, an exciting career change, or a regular nose to the grind, need to pay the bills, 9-to-5 day job; it’s inevitable. In fact, now that SNYK is up and running, Cat and I are currently in the process of getting ourselves hired as well. But what a task that is!
On average, a job-seeker goes through 100+ applications before receiving an offer for a job they want (no, that was not a typo). What’s more, during more difficult economic periods the process of finding work can sometimes drag on and the necessary evil becomes an almost literal Damoclean sword. Anxiety and other illness as a result of long-term unsuccessful job-hunting is a real thing. In this episode we look at the exact psychological effects adversity in the job search can bring about.
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Unemployment in select major economies:
|Country||Unemployment Rate (01-2017)||Trend|
|The United States||4,8||ascending|
|The United Kingdom||4,8||descending|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||40,9||descending|
Cooper, C.L. & Antoniou, A.S.G. (Eds.). (2013). The psychology of the recession on the workspace. Edward Elgar Publishing.