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Job Search Anxiety: Warning Signs

Warning signs that a job loss is taking a toll on your emotional wellbeing.

By Matthew Rothenberg
FILED UNDER: Work Life Balance.
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The loss of a job hits both your pocketbook and your very identity. Negative feelings are only natural after being laid off and going through a job search — especially in the current economic climate — but there are some red flags that indicate outside support should be sought, according to experts, especially when experience symptoms over prolonged periods of time.

  • Depressed mood
  • Insomnia
  • Significant weight gain or weight loss
  • Withdrawal from activities
  • Withdrawal from family
  • Increased substance use
  • Little things setting you off that didn’t before
  • Feelings of shame
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness

Matthew Rothenberg is the Editorial Director of TheLadders.

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