Vickie Swanson: Fearful and embarrassed five months into her layoff

  • Updated: March 28, 2009 - 10:08 AM

Vickie Swanson: Fearful and embarrassed five months into her layoff

The biggest thing I deal with right now is the uncertainty of when I will get a job.

It has been 5 months since I was laid off; this is hard to say but I've only had one interview so far.

And things seem to be getting worse with fewer openings and more unemployed people vying for the few jobs that are out there. I never thought it would be this hard to find a job.

Your emotions are a roller coaster; there is the constant self-doubt and ongoing fear. I am aware that my lay-off was something that I could not control, but I feel embarrassed. I wonder if people perceive me as weak because I have yet to find a job.

On a positive note, with all this time on my hands I have decided to refresh my Microsoft Office skills; I will be taking a few courses this next month to stay current.

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