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Losing Hope

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By Julie

The job I lost

I lost my job right after having my second child. I worked in Human Resources as a Lead Recruiter. I am highly educated (completed a Master's program) and have never been unemployed for long - I am having the hardest time not only finding a job, but even getting an interview. I have applied for retail jobs and have not even heard back. With two children and no unemployment, I am petrified. I am hoping to have another extension until the economy improves.



What it's like being unemployed

It's awful. I feel like my education was wasted and my mind is wasting away...I have tried everything to find a job. I feel like hope is gone. I used to send my resume out and receive numorous responses. I no longer receive any responses even to low level jobs. I am stressed, having trouble sleeping and it is afecting my marriage. Someone who isn't unemployed doesn't understand how I am feeling - they take working for granted. I just want a job - any job that will help me pay for childcare and help my husband with the bills. I was always the bread winner in the family and now I can't even find a job. This ecnomy is very discouraging.


  • The only advice I can give is to keep on trying - don't let unemployment defeat you. It's not you, but the economy.

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