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All Alone and Feeling Blue?

The isolation experienced by the unemployed

is worse past age 50

➔ Among the many down sides of being out of work and searching is the isolation one feels. For whatever reason, those feelings seem to intensify for those older job seekers.

It’s only natural. And what’s worse is that your sense of isolation may fester on the idea that you’re the only one. It may be a small consolation, but you’re not the only one. In fact, it may boost your spirits to know that you’re not alone.

The gang’s all here

Not only are you not alone, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in January there were 1.2 million workers over the age of 50 who were looking for jobs. And, be honest, you probably know others who are in the same predicament as you.

What’s more, if you’re conducting your job search effectively and efficiently, you should be out and about doing as much as networking as you can. As such, you’re certain to encounter many more people like you – over 50 and out of work.

A by-product of such meetings might evolve into a regular coffee klatch where any number of your cohorts may gather to share useful job search information and leads as well as to commiserate regarding your current state.

Not only is there strength in numbers, there is comfort in knowing you’re not alone.


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