Stuck in a Job Search? Try a Job Support Group

Being out of work can be a pretty lonely experience, with moments of anxiety not knowing when it’s going to end.  You just have to keep on trucking and sooner or later you will nail the job you want.  Some people have to work harder than others.  Some people seem to bounce from one job to another without suffering a long dry spell of unemployment.

It can be easy to withdraw to a somewhat hermit state but it may not be the wisest thing to do.  I say, “get out of the house” and try a job seekers support group.  If you have never attended a support group meeting,  the facilitator will keep it from turning into a lonely hearts club for job seekers. It should be an opportunity to brainstorm and exchange contacts and leads. You will be amazed how much you can learn from others in the same boat.

To find support groups in your area, have a look at the Riley Guide or Job Hunt.0rg.  Go ahead and check them out. You may click with one and not with the other.  Some of them invite guest speakers including managers with companies hiring.  Fortunately, the makeup of these groups is dynamic and yes, people move on once they have found a job.  So, do give a group a second chance.

If you’re stuck in a rut, a support group may give you the inspiration to try a new tactic or strategy.

If you happen to live in the Denver Metro Area, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to share a list of about a dozen groups in the area.


About suzanne kaller

Business Librarian at Arapahoe Library District in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Engaged in business outreach and general reference serv

Posted on September 4, 2010, in Jobs and Careers and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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