Sometimes there is some news that comes around that is just totally depressing. This article is one of them. Companies are now declaring, “if you’re unemployed, don’t apply.” REALLY?! Like that is going to help the 9+% unemployment!
This isn’t new news for us. We have heard this before; that employers are not willing to hire someone who has any “breaks” of unemployment on their résumé. The question is, “how are we supposed to not be unemployed anymore if companies are not willing to hire those who are unemployed?”
Throughout our years we have had to deal with news like this. Once the news came from a company that Hot Hubbie had applied to work for. This was only a few months into our unemployment. (I don’t think we were in a “recognized recession” yet.) A headhunter had found his résumé and had contacted him with this great job fit. It was a perfect job for him, and we were very excited about the opportunity. Hot Hubbie even did an interview for the company. It came back that the company did not want to pay the headhunter/recruiter fees, so Hot Hubbie would not be offered a postition at the company.
We have had to deal with other “news” like this for the past 3 years, but they are all the same: unemployment is high, homes values are falling, companies are making cuts, etc, etc, etc.
So how do we not become so discouraged (or depressed) over news like this? The truth is, sometimes we don’t. We just try to not let it get us down for too long. We pull ourselves up by the boot straps and move on.