During certain economic times, the loss of a job can be expected because of an overall slowdown that affects the employment of individuals in a variety of different sectors. On other occasions, that job loss can seemingly come out of nowhere, putting a person in scrambling mode to keep their financial situation from deteriorating.
Some people tend to be better at quickly finding a new job than others, usually because they’re more highly trained or their network of friends and acquaintances allows for quick notice about a job opening. Meanwhile, others lack such experience or the ability to reach out to important parties that can aid in any job search.
Psychoanalyst Patrick Mahony knows that some of his colleagues can link the emotional impact of a job loss with the death of a loved one or friend. An inability to understand the job loss can elicit immediate emotions of confusion and anger, while the bargaining stage looks at possible considerations that will help get a new job.
If there’s an extended period of unemployment, depression or simply paralyzing fear can set in that makes that person reluctant to even go forth with job interviews. Finally, the acceptance stage is a point that can be dramatically different, with the most motivated individuals quickly reaching this stage.
That level of drive can be based on a number of factors, which Patrick Mahony knows can be an extreme reluctance that’s based on pride. Here, accepting forms of public assistance such as unemployment compensation or food stamps can deliver feelings of either revulsion or outright anger toward the concept of what they consider as charity.
How much drive is within a person can often be a determining factor in getting that next job, though connections and ability should never be overlooked.