The job I lost
I am a USAF vet, honorably discharged in 2005, at which point I decided to take my career as a medical laboratory technician and transfer into the field of nursing. I attended a state university and after graduating with honors with a B.S in Nursing, I went on to a residency program working with very ill renal failure patients. The job was extremely demanding. I worked 15 to 16 hours a shift, multiple shifts in a row. The experience I gained was earned in blood, sweat, and tears. I left that position after 7 months as a result of having special needs child that needed special support and required relocation.
What it's like being unemployed
It has now become impossible to find another position as other employers see my resume and automatically think that I don't have enough experience. I am not even being give a chance at an interview. I have been unemployed now going on three months and while that seems like a blink of the eye to many of the unemployed, it is starting to effect my family.
- Try not to become isolated.
- Give yourself a day off from looking for a job now and then to allow yourself to reevaluate the situation.
- Always come back swinging.
- Think of new ways or new areas to market your experience.
- Read something uplifting
- Find a hobby that isn't expensive to fill some of your time.
- Be thankful for the opportunity to have the extra time that most people can only dream about.
- Use your extra time to get caught up on family and self-education.
- Seek out a support group.
- Obviously, I am still unemployed so I don't have all the answers.