From St. Louis, the midwest and out toward the beaches and shorelines of the east and west coasts, jobs are hard to find and hard to keep. The tough economy and poor job market are not the only obstacles in finding work that pays enough to make a living. There are five attitudes or emotions that shove their way into your job hunt and appear like bullies stealing your milk money and leaving you for mockery.
You have been looking for work, and doors of opportunity keep slamming in your face or they are never even opened to begin with. You’ve given up looking for a career and will settle for a less-than-minimum-wage job, or you’ve just plain given up. It’s time to fight the five bullies of the job market and find work.
Finding a job in a sinking economy is a challenge to say the least. New college graduates looking for work are competing with seasoned, well-trained and experienced workers who have been laid off. Both become discouraged quickly and many give up and add depression to their unemployed status. Don’t succumb to the pressure.
Following are five common bullies that hold you down:
Find out more about each of these job market bullies and how to overcome them by clicking through this list below.