Job Search Anxiety: Warning Signs
Warning signs that a job loss is taking a toll on your emotional wellbeing. By Matthew Rothenberg 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
- 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 Ladders.