Bureau of Labor statistics identifies you as a discouraged worker because YOU haven’t looked for work,
Apparently; you don’t believe any jobs are available to you!
Why did you stop looking for work? Do you know how to effectively job search? What caused you to lose hope? Why are you feeling helpless? Why are doors shutting when you open them? Why is the rug being pulled from under you when opportunities exist? Have you done a self assessment? What are your qualifications? What is your level of education? High school graduate? GED? Some college? College graduate? Vocational school? What do you bring to the table? Certifications? Credentials? Overqualified? Underqualified?
What did you wear to pick up applications? What did you wear when you turned in applications? Did you look neat and clean? Did you dress for success? Did you make eye contact with the receptionist? Did you frown or scowl at the receptionist? Did you vent with the receptionist? Did your appearance fit the position you were applying for? Piercings? Tattoos?
Did you share all your troubles with the receptionist? Was your application print, cursive, or typed? Was your application legible? Did you show desperation to the reception? You may have submitted your application to a clerk or an inbox. Were you loud? Did others accompany? What remarks could observers have made to the hiring personnel. First impressions are lasting. They can definitely have an impact.
How many job searches have you done on a weekly basis? Do you job search daily? Do you find positions; yet lack motivation to pursue. Do you apply for jobs online? Do you access weekly employment guides? Do you follow-up on job announcements from your local tv stations?
Is your job application honest? Does your job application consist of gaps? Do you know how to fill out a job application? Do you need help? Are you afraid?
Discouraged? Angry? Don’t be. Your workforce center is available whether or not you receive unemployment benefits. There are too many organizations and agencies ready and willing to help you find a stable job. Contact your local United Way for a listing of agencies that can assist you. Step up. Get hired. Don’t be discouraged; be encouraged. Success is the best revenge.