Tools & Tips

The personnal unemployment cycle

Unemployment gets worse before getting better, then it gets worse again, finds U of M study

Being unemployed is roughest early on and then again after you’ve been out of a work for months, the study finds.

A new study co-authored by Connie Wanberg, associate dean at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, finds that being unemployed is most difficult right after losing a job and after a job search has gone on for more than two months.

Wanberg and her colleagues tracked 177 unemployed people over the course of 20 weeks with weekly online surveys. On a six-point scale, subjects were asked to self-report their mental health by responding to questions like, “have you felt downhearted and blue?”

The study found that being unemployed is most depressing during the week or two immediately after a job is lost, but people experience a gradual improvement in their sense of well-being from there. However, if subjects still hadn’t found  a job after 10 to 12 weeks of searching, they tended to backslide into depression…


Unemployment gets worse before getting better, then it gets worse again, finds U of M study – Minneapolis News – The Blotter.

  1. The psychological dynamics of job-seeking | Ability to focus on goal resides within individuals
  2. The You Behind Your Resume | Psychology Today 
  3. Which skills count when you are unemployed and looking for work ? 
  4. Tips for a Job | Interviewers Aren’t Friends | Must-Ask Questions | Body Language Mistakes | Qualities In the Eyes of Hiring Managers 
  5. U.S. | Odds of finding a job decreases substantially with the length of time spent searching
  6. Keep your friends close, but your prospective employees closer | Facebook, LinkedIn Used for Screening
  7. What Employers Want from the Long-Term Unemployed – Brent Rasmussen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter



%d bloggers like this: